Old photos, postcards, drawings & etchings mainly in the Sedgemoor area, of Bridgwater, Somerset. These include Aller, Ashcott, Bawdrip, Burrowbridge, Cannington, Cheddar, Chedzoy, Chilton Polden, Cossington, Curry Rivel, Dunball, Edington, Greinton, Highbridge, High Ham, Huntspill, Knowle, Langport, Low Ham, Loxley, Lyng, Martock, Middlezoy, Moorlinch, North Curry, North Petherton, Othery, Pawlett, Puriton, Taunton, Westonzoyland, and Woolavington. There are also some pictures of Somerset seaside towns & villages: Porlock Weir, Minehead, Blue Anchor, Watchet, Burnham on Sea, Berrow, Brean, Uphill, Weston Super Mare, Sand Bay, Clevedon, and Portishead .
Many of the old views shown are now gone, lost to modern village or town developments. For Detailed Information’ about each picture go to the list below the picture links. Some of the picture albums mentioned above are not linked below, so write to me if you want to see a particular picture album. Last updated 28th July 2016:
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aller01 Aller 1925 Aller
A view on the corner with the signpost, with the White Lion Hotel, now the Old Pound Inn on the right hand side. Looks like a post office to the left of the Hotel.
aller02 Aller 1955? Ridley, Aller
Shows an Austin Cambridge car No 314WYA parked on Ridley Hill. The old Chapel can just be seen at the right edge of the picture opposite the car.
aller03 Aller Aller Church, Langport
A pleasant colour photo of this small church on the outskirts of the village of Aller, reached at the end of a ‘No through road’. It appears that this is a view from the south which is no longer possible to photograph due to large fir trees. Also, the entrance shown has since been filled in and an entrance on the north side has been adapted for everyday use.
aller04 Aller 1957 Scene in the centre of Aller
View looking out of the village up Ridley hill past the Old Pound Inn on the left hand side.
aller05 Aller 1924 Aller
A wonderful old picture shows a group of kids posing for the photographer by standing in the middle of the deserted road, Ridley Hill. The old school building can just be seen behind them in the trees.
aller06 Aller The Church Aller
View of the church from the West side
aller07 Aller Church Path, Aller
Rare photographic view of this narrow path to the church.
aller08 Aller Aller
Looking south towards Ridley Hill, past cottages on the right, and the school building and gates on the left.
aller09 Aller Main Street, Aller
Lovely photographic view looking east along Main Road. A Standard car, reg No KYD 95, is parked on the left.
ashcott01 Ashcott Pipers' Inn, Ashcott
Wonderful early 1900’s view of the north side of the building. At that time it had a sign on the wall saying ‘ Slocombe, Pipers Inn Bakery’, and other signs say ‘Refreshment Rooms’, ‘Rowntree’s chocolate’, and on a window ‘Turog’, (a Cardiff based supplier of flour since 1903) and ‘Rio’. There are 5 people in the picture, from left to right:
1: A short man or boy wearing a light tweed suit with breeches and a white wide brimmed hat, stands holding the bridle of a pure white horse attached to a 2 wheeled cart with writing on the side saying’F J Slocombe, Bakers, Pipers Inn’.
2: A man wearing a dark suit, tie and flat cap, holding a bicycle.
3: A man wearing a light suit & tie but no hat, holding a delivery type bicycle with a triangular advertising panel between the frame.
4: A lady stood at the door of the accompanying building wearing a white top & long skirt.
5: A man on a black horse holding a crop in his right hand, wearing a white shirt, short sleeved top, and a flat cap.
athelney01 Athelney No legend but us a photo of the station
View looking east from the level crossing with Athelney Signal Box immediately on the right (south) and a little further along is the main wooden station buildings. One sign on it says ‘Parcels office and cloakroom’. The next sign says ‘Booking office and Ladies Toilets’. On the north platform is a small waiting room and shelter.
bawdrip01 BAWDRIP No legend but is a view of the church
View of the south side of the church from the road. Just to the right of the church you can just make out the railway banking through the trees.
bawdrip02 BAWDRIP 1911 The church
View from the graveyard.
bawdrip03 BAWDRIP 1956 Inside church
bawdrip04 BAWDRIP Bawdrip rectory
bawdrip05 BAWDRIP Uplands house Bawdrip
bawdrip06 BAWDRIP Bawdrip church
bawdrip07 BAWDRIP Upland House, Bawdrip
View of the south aspect of the house from the lawns.
bawdrip08 BAWDRIP 1909 Bawdrip Church
bawdrip09 BAWDRIP St Michaels & All Saints, Bawdrip
bawdrip10 BAWDRIP Bawdrip CP
Superb photographic postcard looking along New Road towards Knowle, with Knowle Tower, a sham castle built for Benjamin Greenhill in 1870, on the hill in the distance. A lone woman stands at the garden gate of her old cottage in the foreground. This house is now known as Brice Cottage. In the distance, just to the left of Brice cottage, is a group of buildings up on the main road. The left side of these buildings is what was the old post office building(124 Bath Road). The one with the ivy covered wall and south facing veranda is now the building known as 126 Bath Road.
bawdrip11 BAWDRIP Bawdrip Halt
bawdrip12 BAWDRIP 1945 No legend but is a view of the church
bawdrip13 BAWDRIP ? A view of the Rectory from the lawn.
A photo of Mr & Mrs Morris, the then rector of Bawdrip Church, posing on the front lawn of the rectory. The photo is mounted into a Christmas greetings card, and writing on the back says ‘Our good wishes for Christmas & the New Year. From WTE & NE Morris. Bawdrip Rectory, Bridgwater’. According to the wooden plaque in the church, William TE Morris BA was Rector at Bawdrip from 1950-1955. Reginal D Lord MA then took over until 1961.
bawdrip14 BAWDRIP 13th Century Church at Bawdrip
Interior shot of the church showing the steps to the belfry.
bawdrip15 BAWDRIP 1908 Bawdrip
Very rare and detailed view of the village from the hill near what was then called Knowle Farm (OS1900). It also shows the railway embankment, opened in 1890, completely free of trees, and New Road devoid of any buildings until you reach the two cottages and then the farm buildings at the Bawdrip end. Uplands can just be seen at left through the trees.
bawdrip16 BAWDRIP A view along New Road
Lovely photo picture showing a group of children with mother etc, standing outside their thatched house on New Road. Similar view to bawdrip10, but probably more recent as it shows a shed added to the eastern (nearest) end of the house, and a lot of ivy has grown up the wall to the height of the chimney. This house now known as Brice Cottage. In the distance, just to the left of Brice cottage, is a group of buildings up on the main road. The left side of these buildings is what was the old post office building(124 Bath Road). The one with the ivy covered wall and south facing veranda is now the building known as 126 Bath Road.
bawdrip17 BAWDRIP c1940 A view of a train on the bridge
An old photo shows a steam train crossing the bridge in the village, looking south towards the church from the north side of the bridge near the junction with New road. The branch line railway from Bridgwater North Station, was opened in 1890.
bawdrip18 BAWDRIP c1962 Looking north near the rectory towards East Side lane
An old photo looking north past the Rectory on the right, towards the junction with East Side Lane. The Old coachouse is the last building on the right, and then an orchard is visible in the field beyond. The wall of the churchyard is on the left.
bawdrip19 BAWDRIP c1946 An old thatched house at Bradney corner
An old photo looking east towards Bradney corner, with Chapel house on the right, and a now demolished Thatched house on the left.Looking carefully you can also see another building just to the right of the field gates.
bawdrip20 BAWDRIP c1957 Photo of East Side Lane junction with Church rd
An old photo looking north from Church Farm eastern entrance gate, to the corner where East Side Lane leads off Church road. Where there is now a bungalow on the corner, there was once an orchard that belonged to Court Farm.
bawdrip21 BAWDRIP 2004 Photo of Church & Church Farm from 'Essandee'
Looking down on what was Church farm and its various outbuildings
bawdrip22 BAWDRIP c1950 Photo of a goods wagon passing over the bridge
A view looking up to the bridge from the south. Looks like a small shunter with a wagon collecting railway sleepers, possibly during the dismantling of the line.
bawdrip23 BAWDRIP A photo view looking down to the railway bridge.
A lovely photo looking down from Uplands hill, just above the junction with New Road, looking towards the village. Three ladies pose in the foreground on the road, one holding onto a pram on the steep incline. The railway embankment appears to be in good order, and through the arch of the bridge can be seen apple trees, and above the bridge the church is visible in the distance.
bawdrip24 BAWDRIP Colour photo of Bradney Bridge
A print from a colour slide taken in the early 1970’s, shows the bridge, the old cottage to the north side of the river, and the original River Authority buildings to the south side of the river. Looking south East with the footbridge in the foreground, and Penn Wood Hill in the background.
bawdrip25 BAWDRIP 1909 Bawdrip Rectory
A delightful winter snow view of the Rectory and church. We know the writer of the card was Mrs M Townsend, wife of the vicar Mr William Townsend MA, who was vicar at Bawdrip from 1903 to 1919. She mentions that the photo was ‘taken in the deep snow we had last year’. She also asks ‘can you recognise me’. It is believed therefore, that the 2 figures standing in the snow on the vicarage lawns are Mr & Mrs Townsend.
bawdrip26 BAWDRIP 2003 Church Farm
View of some of the farm buildings to the east of the farmhouse, taken from the railway bridge.
bawdrip27 BAWDRIP Uplands Hill
A snowy view of the junction with New road before all the building took place going up the left side of Uplands hill.
bawdrip28 BAWDRIP 1965 Railway bridge and embankment
South side of the bridge and part of the railway embankment connecting it to Bawdrip halt.
bawdrip29 BAWDRIP 1965 Embankment in the village
The railway embankment between the bridge and the halt, just prior to a mechanical digger getting to work to reduce the height and flatten it out to build a bungalow there.
bawdrip30 BAWDRIP No legend but is of Uplands House
View of the house from the south
bawdrip31 BAWDRIP 1909 The Rectory, Bawdrip
Early view from the south shows a gravel drive leading to the front door.
bawdrip32 BAWDRIP 1947 The Knowle Inn, a negative
This negative is of the Knowle Inn at Bawdrip, and is a view looking roughly North East along the A39 road, and shows 2 old cars parked on the roadside in front the pub, HCO 949, an Austin saloon car, and ANB 270, a small sports car. The only sign on the pub wall says ‘Starkey Knight & Ford, Ales & Stouts’.
Original 1947 negative from the Ashley Series archive of photographs (which was produced between 1938 and 1956 by photographer Donald Birkinshaw.
The Archive lay un-discovered for many years until 1997, when it was purchased from the Birkinshaw family, and has proved to be a very Rare Archive covering the II World War period, when photographic film and equipment was expensive and hard to find.
Donald Ashley Birkinshaw was born on August 29th 1922 and attended Nottingham High School and Whitgift Grammar School, Croydon. From an early age the countryside, photography and classical music were his hobbies. His photographs were accepted for county magazines as early as 1938. He joined the civil service in 1939 working for the Home office, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Agriculture until 1946, the following year he produced his "Ashley Series" of postcards and calendars. He stopped production in about 1953 as purchase tax made his profit margin too small to continue. He died on June 25th 1988.
bawdrip33 BAWDRIP Photo of the Knowle Inn
This is a rather old(probably late 1930’s) and badly damaged photo which nevertheless shows some interesting details. A convertible car, with hood down, registration No YB 6759 is parked just off the road outside. In the doorway of the Inn stands a middle aged tall man and a short lady, a little girl, and a young man in a cap. A man’s cycle is propped against the wall next to the door. A woman’s cycle is propped against the wall by the left hand door.
bawdrip34 BAWDRIP 1947 Thatched cottage on Bradney corner
This shows the thatched cottage that used to stand on the inside of the sharp bend at Bradney.
bawdrip35 BAWDRIP No legend but is a view of the church
bawdrip36 BAWDRIP 1905 No legend but is a view of Bawdrip Church from the Rectory gardens
Rare view from the gardens shows the south aspect of the Rectory with the east aspect of the church in the background.
bawdrip37 BAWDRIP View of Bawdrip Halt with 2 ladies on the halt
BLAG1 BLAGDON Blagdon village near Taunton
banchor01 Blue Anchor Blue Anchor
banchor02 Blue Anchor Blue Anchor Bay
banchor03 Blue Anchor Blue Anchor, near Watchet
banchor04 Blue Anchor 1931 Beach and huts, Blue Anchor
banchor05 Blue Anchor Blue Anchor( A view of the caravan site)
brean01 Brean 1965 Brean from Brean Down
brean02 Brean Breon Down, Nr Burnham
Very rare early view of a thatched cottage where there is now a shop and a cluster of buildings.
BW01 BRIDGWATER 1923 Bridgwater, The Bridge.
View from west quay south of the bridge. A large sign says ‘Hospital Fete, Blake gardens, June 15th’.
BW02 BRIDGWATER 1909 The bridge, Bridgwater
Another view from the west quay, south side. One building on West quay, formerly the Constitutional Club, has ‘Ekers’ on the roof, and on the white painted end wall extensive signage says ‘The Bridge Furnishing Mart and Bradbury’s sewing machines’. Just beyond it is the peculiar white fronted building of the Kings Arms.
BW03 BRIDGWATER 1947 Bridgwater,High street
Looking west along High Street past the Royal Clarence Hotel on the right. On the left was DJ King Confectioner. Lots of cars parked along the street.
BW04 BRIDGWATER 1907 Bridgwater, The Bridge.
Another view from west quay south of the bridge. On the left was Tamlyn’s salerooms Est 1833.
Through the trees in the background can be seen a chimney in the distance on the riverbank.
View of the bridge looking south with one vessel tied up on west quay. Kings Arms, R Nicholas on west quay. Horse and cart going across the bridge.
BW07 BRIDGWATER 1905 The cornhill, Bridgwater
A very early view with the road looking like a mud surface. Royal Clarence Hotel on the right, a few horse & carts in the street but mostly women and children looking at the photographer.
BW08 BRIDGWATER 1906 River Parret at Bridgwater
A view from east quay well south of the bridge. Bridgwater Infirmary on the right, and the old towpath running inside the railings in front of it. No cars or anything else on the roads.
View from above looking down onto bridge and west quay. Ekers building on the west quay.
Looking west along Eastover towards town bridge. Devonshire arms and Bouchiers furniture branch on the right hand side. On the left hand side the ‘New Inn’.
BW11 BRIDGWATER 1930 Bridgwater, Eastover
A view from near Monmouth street, looking west, shows on the left, The Bridgwater Motor Co Ltd Garage, The White Hart Hotel, and on the right side, James Café, Sedgmans Clothiers, ???, Mills. A mixture of cars, horse and cart, cyclists and pedestrians.
BW12 BRIDGWATER 1909 Cornhill Bridgwater
An early view of a busy Cornhill. Numerous horse and carts, but no cars.
Street scene looking east from the town hall towards the post office. Street lamps in the middle of the road and just the one motor car in view.
View across the bridge looking south towards the hospital. Several horse and carts in the street.
BW15 BRIDGWATER 1960 Upper Fore street from Cornhill
A colour photo showing Marks & Spencer on the left, then Olivers. On the right is Hodges, then Rossiters, then Burton, then WH Smith & son. Numerous cars are negociating their way up and down the narrow Fore Street.
BW16 BRIDGWATER 1915 Fore street, Bridgwater
Home & Colonial, Halson, and Olivers on the left.
BW17 BRIDGWATER 1921 Fore street, Bridgwater
A lovely coloured view looking east towards the town bridge from the cornhill. On the left, Home and Colonial Stores, then Halson & Son, then Olivers. On the right ‘The Restaurant’, then EW Hill. Very busy street scene with peope and horse and carts, but no cars.
BW18 BRIDGWATER 1910 Fore street, Bridgwater
Poor quality coloured card shows little detail.
BW19 BRIDGWATER 1903 Cornhill & Blake Statue
Another busy scene shows Thompsons shop sign then Cornhill restaurant on the left, and on the right R Candy, Impeys Stores
BW20 BRIDGWATER Mills shop
Mills Universal Stores. Located on Monmouth Street, you could buy almost anything required for the home. Just beyond it is a building with wall markings that say ‘Garage Workshops, Real Medland’
Junction of Bristol(A38) and Bath(A39) roads. A group of people standing in front of the water trough, with just the odd horse and cart in view. Behind the group is a red letterbox and signpost, no pub. No sign of the railway lines going across from the mainline to the river.
View of the docks looking south from up on the mount. The old glass kiln visible behind the warehouse. Two boats, the ‘Parkend’(1874-1913) a Sully boat, and the ‘Crowpill’(1876-1913) another Sully boat, tied up nearest the mount. The steam dredger, Bertha?, in the middle?
BW23 BRIDGWATER 1950 The Town Bridge,Bridgwater
A summers day in the early 50’s with various cars, caravans, and lorries making their way up and down Fore Street. Just beyond the bridge on the left on the corner of Binford Place, was the Fore St Clothing Co Ltd. On the right was the Punch Bowl Inn, then Walkers, then Worlds. A van waiting at West Quay has the slogan Kerry’s Tyre Services.
BW24 BRIDGWATER The bridge Bridgwater
A view of the bridge and Binford Place from near the hospital. McKennas Garage has two cars parked outside, and the Dolphin Hotel next door has a lorry offloading beer kegs. On the corner is the Fore St Clothing Co Ltd.
BW25 BRIDGWATER 1950 Bridgwater, the river
A distant view of the bridge from well south on the east bank.
BW26 BRIDGWATER The Quay and Bridge, Bridgwater
Slightly more modern view than bw24. McKennas garage has become Whitticks Corn Yeast, with the Dolphin Hotel next door, and the cars in view are now mid/late 50’s. The Fore St Clothing Co still on the corner. Over on West quay you can just make out the signage of the Co Operative Society.
BW27 BRIDGWATER Cornhill, Bridgwater
Unusual view showing the shops on the south side, Southern Stores, and the Continental Restaurant.
BW28 BRIDGWATER 1905 The Bore on River Parrot
Poor coloured view of Crowpill and the entrance to the docks.
BW29 BRIDGWATER 1910 Bridge & Fore Street, Bridgwater
Interesting early colour view of the bridge looking up Fore st towards the Cornhill. On the left, Bridge Studio and Nelson’s Ltd family butchers. On the right, west quay, the Punch Bowl Inn with signs proclaiming ‘Charlton Beers & Stout, Somerset County Gazette’. There are no cars only horses and carts.
Elevated view across the bridge towards Fore street with Lock & sons, draper on left, and the ‘Punch Bowl’ inn on the right.
View of the river looking towards the entrance to the docks, with the bore heading up river towards the town bridge. The boat ‘Fanny Jane’(1863-1913) a Symons boat, is moored on the east bank next to Barham’s brickyard, the building with the chimney. Several Parrett barges are opposite, near the docks entrance.
BW32 BRIDGWATER 1912 Taunton Road, Bridgwater
An early view of Taunton road looking down towards the canal bridge, with just one old car parked up on the right, and one horse and cart coming along in the middle of the road. Lots of trees along the right hand side.
BW33 BRIDGWATER 1904 Blake Gardens Bridgwater
Very early card shows the gazebo and the walkway.
BW34 BRIDGWATER The River Parrett at Bridgwater(In Winter Time)
BW35 BRIDGWATER Salmon Parade with the Infirmary, Bridgwater
A view looking south towards the hospital with a sign saying H Baker & son, coal merchant to the north side of the hospital.
View of the cornhill from Fore street, with only one person in sight. R Candy, Impey stores.
BW37 BRIDGWATER 1904 River Parrett, Bridgwater
Early view of the bridge and Binford Place.
BW38 BRIDGWATER St Mary's Church, Bridgwater
BW39 BRIDGWATER 1906 St Mary's Church, Bridgwater
BW40 BRIDGWATER 1919 St Mary's Church, Bridgwater
A view looking up St Marys street towards St Mary’s church from the Friarn St junction. Real Medland & Wills Ltd on the right hand side, with just beyond it signs saying ACU, NSC, and ‘Public Telephone Call Office’. On the left hand side a sign says ‘Rogers’.
BW42 BRIDGWATER 1910 Bridgwater Bridge & Eastover
A lovely animated view looking east across the river directly along Eastover. A number of horse and carts make their way along the street and over the bridge.
BW43 BRIDGWATER 1907 High Street, Bridgwater
An early coloured view looking west along High street with the old taxi rank running down the middle of the road. To the right is the Royal Clarence Hotel, then Taylors Restaurant, then a little further along is the Bristol Arms Hotel. At the extreme west end of the road there appears to be a mass of green trees, but this may be an error on the part of whoever coloured the card. One car, outside the Clarence.
BW44 BRIDGWATER 1909 River Parret & Bridge, Bridgwater
An interesting early coloured card shows the bridge from the north side on West Quay. On West Quay to the right of the picture, a sign says ‘Hay Stray & Chaff sold here. A little further along a sign proclaims ‘Kings Arms. R Nicholas’.One boat is tied up on the West Quay, and there is some activity over the bridge, otherwise it is a quiet scene.
BW45 BRIDGWATER 1910 In Blake Gardens, Bridgwater
According to the book ‘Bridgwater & the river Parrett’, page 64, this was at Saltlands in 1913, with the 1858 ketch Fanny Jane, built by Gough of Bridgwater, moored at Colthurst & Symons wharf. To the left is the wharf of John Symons & Co Ltd, where scouring bricks imprinted with the name ‘Bridgwater Bath Brick Company’ were made.
BW47 BRIDGWATER 1916 The Bridge, Bridgwater
Poor quality coloured card
BW48 BRIDGWATER 1919 Bridgwater, Cornhill
Interesting view looking across to the Royal Clarence Hotel.
BW49 BRIDGWATER Cornhill, Bridgwater
Old coloured view with Liptons sign just visible on the left. Almost identical to bw36
BW50 BRIDGWATER 1960 The New Bridge, Bridgwater
A blue Ford Prefect heads over the bridge onto Broadway.
BW51 BRIDGWATER Tidal Bore on River Parrett, Bridgwater
A lovely view of the bore just after it swept under the town bridge. The bridge is a mass of people watching as the bore unsettles 4 barges moored on the south side of the bridge.
BW52 BRIDGWATER Ancient Water Gate Bridgwater
View of Eastover looking towards the bridge. Hooks on left. Burton 3 day cleaning, FW Woolworth, Economy House Ltd, Taylor & Newson on right hand side.
Market scene on the Cornhill. Candys Impey stores and Royal Clarence Hotel in background. Robert Blakes statue foremost in picture.(Plaque says… Born in this town 1598, died at sea 1657)
View of bridge looking north. Billboard on Punchbowl wall says..Best paper Somerset County Gazette.
View of bridge looking north from just south of the hospital.
The bore somewhere downstream on the river.
View of the south side of the docks looking west.
BW59 BRIDGWATER Blake Bridge, Bridgwater
View of the cornhill at 11-40am, with two horse drawn carriages awaiting fares.
View of bridge looking north from just south of the hospital. One barge on the river just south of the bridge.
bw62 BRIDGWATER 1905 The Docks, Bridgwater
View looking east from the canal entry point. Kiln and chimneys beyond the river. According to the book ‘Bridgwater & the river Parrett’, page 110, the boats in this picture are from left to right, the ketch Crowpill, the ketch Parkend, the dock scraper Bertha, the ketch Marie Eugine, and the three masted top sail schooner Circe.
bw63 BRIDGWATER Bridgwater, High Street
View looking west along high street from outside the Clarence. A row of cars lined up in the middle of the street. Taylors restaurant next to the Clarence.
bw64 BRIDGWATER Bridgwater
bw65 BRIDGWATER 1902 Fore St, Bridgwater
Lovely view of Fore Street looking East towards town bridge. On the left hand side, the Home & Colonial Stores, then Halson & son. On the right hand side, John Whitby & son, Hill, The Restaurant, Rich the Jewellers shop (now Rossiters), Davis & son.
bw66 BRIDGWATER The canal Bridgwater
View of the canal looking to the Taunton road bridge.
bw67 BRIDGWATER 1903 River, Bridgwater
View looking south towards the town bridge from the bank. The steam tug the ‘Bonita’ heading downstream. Entrance to Carvers boatyard is visible.
bw68 BRIDGWATER 1914 Bridgwater, Blake Gardens
A view through Blake gardens looking south.
bw69 BRIDGWATER Old Bridgwater. The Stone Bridge
bw70 BRIDGWATER 1903 Bridgwater Church
Looking north to the church from st Marys street. A group of boys standing around the gas lamp. Time 1-10pm. Railings all the way around the churchyard.
bw71 BRIDGWATER 1926 Cornhill, Bridgwater
Busy view looking towards the Cornhill from Fore street. An early motorised bus/ tram waiting in the middle of the road for passengers. On the left a park car with the reg YZ988. Several shop signs on the left, S Walter (costumes), FH Light, Thompson.
bw72 BRIDGWATER 1918 Cornhill and Fore Street Bridgwater
View from Cornhill looking down Fore street, with Blake statue in fore ground. In the centre is a horse and carriage awaiting a fare. To the right is ‘The Restaurant’, EW Hill, and John Whitby & Sons Ltd shop.
bw73 BRIDGWATER The Cornhill Bridgwater
A view of the market on the Cornhill with several horse drawn carriages sat waiting.
bw74 BRIDGWATER No Legend, but is a view of the bridge looking NW
A 60’s card. View across the bridge to West Quay, with the Co Op, the Fountain Inn, James, Bristol & West Building Society, Walkers, Card centre, Halfords.
bw75 BRIDGWATER 1910 Bridgwater Cornhill
A deserted view at 10-10am in the morning. One man with a hand cart. Lipton and Thompson shop signs on left hand side.
bw76 BRIDGWATER 1907 No Legend but is the launching of the Irene
A superb detailed photo of this event, with many people lining the banks to watch. On the west quay are Alfred Peace with regular steamers to Cardiff, Liverpool, Glasgow, Belfast & Dublin. The Crown Drinks Co. The boat the ‘Devon’ can be seen moored on the west quay, and several other steam boats. According to the book ‘Bridgwater & the river Parrett’, page 99, the launching took place on 5th June 1907, from the slipway of Messrs FJ Carver & Sons shipbuilding yard at east Quay. The Irene had a length of 85ft, a breadth of 21ft, a depth of 9ft, and was registered to carry 165 tons. Purchased by Clifford J Symons of Taunton road, Clifford Symons of Camden road, and captain William Lee, her future skipper.
bw77 BRIDGWATER River Parrett from above the bridge, Bridgwater.
Superb elevated view across the bridge looking north to the railway bridge. A large boat, possibly the Irene, can be seen in Carvers boat yard, dating this card to pre 1907. Wilkinson & Leng, builders merchants on the east quay.
bw78 BRIDGWATER 1905 Taunton Road, Bridgwater
Deserted view looking down from the canal bridge towards the town. Not a car or horse on the road.
bw79 BRIDGWATER 1905 A Walk in Blake Gardens, Bridgwater
bw80 BRIDGWATER 1911 Bridge & Quay, Bridgwater
View of the town bridge looking north from west quay. Tamlyn on left hand side.
bw81 BRIDGWATER 1907 The Docks, Bridgwater
Superb colour view of the docks looking south from on top the mount. The great glass kiln visible behind the warehouses.
Two boats, the ‘Packend’ and the ‘Crowpill’, tied up nearest the mount. The steam dredger, Bertha?, in the middle? Colour version of Bw22. The Docks and final loop of the canal from the previous terminating lock at Huntworth, was opened in 1841
bw82 BRIDGWATER 1914 Bridgwater: Multi view
Five views: 1) Elevated view looking across the bridge to Fore street shows Nelson’s butchers. 2) View looking across the bridge to Eastover and the YMCA building. On the east quay, Vowles & Co. 3) The cornhill 4) St Mary’s church 5) Binford garden, the grandstand. (Blake gardens?)
bw83 BRIDGWATER 1902 The Blake Statue, Bridgwater
Very early half card showing Blake statue.
bw84 BRIDGWATER 1905 Bridgwater. Interior St Mary's Church
bw85 BRIDGWATER 1904 Blake Gardens, Bridgwater
bw86 BRIDGWATER 1909 The Avenue, Bridgwater
bw87 BRIDGWATER River Parrett, Bridgwater
Superb view from the bridge looking north to the railway bridge. Many sailing vessels line each quay. Looks like the boat the Emma on the right hand side.
bw88 BRIDGWATER 1912 2773 Crowpyll, Bridgwater – Judges
Unusual shot looking towards the entrance to the docks from the west side of the riverbank.
bw89 BRIDGWATER Aerial View of Bridgwater Looking West
Lovely view across the river to Fore street with St Marys spire visible in the distance. On the left Timothy Whites (cash chemists), and ‘The London Central Meat Co’, which places the date of the postcard at least after 1929 (ref N Finnimore re the LCM Co). On the right, The Punch Bowl Inn, Olivers?, Worlds Stores, Eastmans?, Winslade (Jewellers),
bw90 BRIDGWATER 1922 Cornhill, Bridgwater
Quiet view with very little happening. Taylors restaurant next to Royal Clarence(not in picture)
bw91 BRIDGWATER 1910 St Mary's Church, Bridgwater
Elevated colour view of the church
bw92 BRIDGWATER 1907 The Bridge Bridgwater, from Blake gardens.
Poor quality view of the bridge
bw93 BRIDGWATER 1911 The Docks Bridgwater
Superb colour view from the canal end looking back towards the Parrett entrance.
bw94 BRIDGWATER 1909 Fore St, Bridgwater
View looking east towards the town bridge, with a busy street scene with children in the road and several horse and carts in the distance. On the right are Belchers stationer and printers shop, Davis & son, and on the left, Olivers shoe shop(sign says ‘ Largest retailer of boots in the World’) , Halson & Son, 38 Fore Street, and further down a sign declaring COPP. Could be a policeman on the left, stood with his bike talking to a man on the pavement.
bw95 BRIDGWATER The Docks Bridgwater
A fairly modern picture from the 60’s?, shows a steam tug in the tidal basin, and the mound still in place.
bw96 BRIDGWATER Bridge & Quay, Bridgwater
A motorised tram trundles across the bridge heading for Eastover and perhaps the station.
bw97 BRIDGWATER The Docks, Bridgwater
The ‘Crowpill’, tied up nearest the mount. The steam dredger, Bertha? next to it.
bw98 BRIDGWATER 1908 Fore Street, Bridgwater
An elevated view looking down Fore Street towards the bridge in the distance. Fox, Fowler & Co Bank, Home & Colonial, Halson & Son, Olivers, Davis,
bw99 BRIDGWATER 1910? Alexandra Rd, Bridgwater
This lovely old view shows a group of people, mostly children, stood on the corner where the Malt Shovel inn is situated.
bw100 BRIDGWATER 1905 King Square, Bridgwater
This rare view shows an unkempt area surrounded by railings, and several groups of people posing for the photo. A workman, in waistcoat and cap, pauses for a moment to watch the proceedings. Two important looking gentlemen pose for the photo.
bw101 BRIDGWATER 1920? The Tow Path, Bridgwater
bw102 BRIDGWATER 1920? The Drawbridge, Bridgwater
A lovely view along the towpath on the west side of the river near the docks entrance, showing the old Telescopic railway bridge and the housings for its operating mechanisms. Intially the branch line ran to the wharves on the east side of the river but then from 1871 the railway crossed the river to the docks via the telescopic bridge.
bw103 BRIDGWATER 1920? Wembdon, Bridgwater
bw104 BRIDGWATER 1920? The canal bank, Bridgwater
Believed to be the bridge near to Morrisons supermarket leading to the ponds.
bw105 BRIDGWATER 1906 Entrance to Blake Gardens Bridgwater
bw106 BRIDGWATER Bridgwater, 5views
A multi view postcard showing, 1) Aerial view of Bridgwater, looking West, shows the London Central Meat Co, 2) King square, Bridgwater, 3) Aerial view of Bridgwater, looking down the river, 4) Bridge and YMCA, Bridgwater, 5) Admiral Blake statue, Bridgwater.
bw107 BRIDGWATER 1903 River, Bridgwater
Colour version of BW67
bw108 BRIDGWATER St Johns Church, Bridgwater(5)
bw109 BRIDGWATER 1913 The new Police Station, Bridgwater.
This rare photographic postcard shows the new Police Station Building, and portraits of HW Pollard Esq, JP; F Parr Esq, Boro Surveyor; R O Sully Esq, Mayor; Superintendent W H Williams; W J Davey, Chief Constable. Also says ‘ Designed by F Parr, Boro Surveyor. The Foundation stone was laid by H W Pollard Esq JP, on Aug 3rd 1911 & the building formally opened by the Mayor R O Sully Esq Jan 28th 1913. Photo was by Osborne & Fisher, 20 Cornhill.
bw110 BRIDGWATER Bridgwater(3 view card)
Lovely old colour card with three views, Blake gardens, Cornhill, and YMCA & Eastover. The Eastover view shows several shop frontages including Vowles & Co, and another shop (Part of York House, opposite the YMCA building) saying ‘Shipping supplied’, ‘This is the noted provision store’, and ‘Bacon curers’.
bw111 BRIDGWATER 1911 High Street, Bridgwater
Superb photographic postcard looking West along the busy High Street. On the right hand side is the Royal Clarence Hotel, Taylors Restaurant, Scott ????, the Bristol Arms Hotel, WH Smith. Oddly, the Bristol Arms Hotel shows an AA, Automobile Association sign on its wall, when only horse and carts are visible in the photo. On the left hand side is ‘The Bank’, Albany Hotel. Down the centre of the street is the cab rank where horses and cabs await their fares.
bw112 BRIDGWATER The Docks Bridgwater
Lovely old view shows the boat ‘North Barrule’ of Chester tied up on the South side, and ‘The Holms, Sand & Gravel Co Ltd’ building in the distance, another boat tied up on the north side next to the infamous mump. The British Oil & Cake Mills Ltd on the right hand side with a couple of goods wagons stood outside.
bw113 BRIDGWATER 1962 Bridgwater Station
B & W print shows a view of the station and the Railway Hotel.
bw114 BRIDGWATER 1909 The Bridge and Quay, Bridgwater
Lovely coloured picture showing boats moored up in the river on the north side of the town bridge.
bw115 BRIDGWATER East Quay and Bridge, Bridgwater
Various boats tied up with the tide rising.
bw116 BRIDGWATER 1915 Bridge and Eastover, Bridgwater
Lovely colour view of the bridge and Eastover, looking in direction of the hospital.
bw117 BRIDGWATER 1908 Blake Gardens and River Parrat, Bridgwater
Wonderful old view of the gardens, from roughly where Blake bridge now crosses the river.
bw118 BRIDGWATER The Quay, Bridgwater
View looking across the bridge and river to West Quay. A horse and cart being loaded on the East Quay.
bw119 BRIDGWATER Bridgwater, High Street
Looking up High Street towards Penel Orlue, with the Royal Clarence Hotel on the right, Taylors Restaurant, ??? Hotel. Several horse and traps wait in the middle of the street. Not a car in sight.
bw120 BRIDGWATER 1908 No legend but is of the Bristol Arms Hotel
The Bristol Arms Hotel in High Street, with an old car Y324? and driver waiting outside the hotel while a lady and several gentlemen look on.
bw121 BRIDGWATER 1947 No legend but is a photo of Bridgwater station
Lovely old photo shows the station buildings and the Railway Hotel, built when the broadgauge railway came to the town from Bristol in 1841.
bw122 BRIDGWATER 1967 Bridgwater Lido
Interesting colour picture of the old Lido before it was demolished to make way for Safeway now known as Morrisons.
bw123 BRIDGWATER 1920 The Docks, Bridgwater
Shows the Bridgwater ketch ‘Parkend’ owned by Sully & Co, formerly a schooner, built in Ipswich in 1873.
bw124 BRIDGWATER 1905 Bridgewater, Cornhill
bw125 BRIDGWATER The Docks, Bridgwater
View from the canal entrance, shows a number of sailing vessels including one called Ark*Gloster. That particular boat has men working on deck.
bw126 BRIDGWATER 1922 Bridgwater from the Air
A fantastic aerial photo of Bridgwater, shows too much detail too list here.
bw127 BRIDGWATER 1905 No Legend but is of Blake Gardens
A coloured view looking North.
bw128 BRIDGWATER 1935? Penel Orlieu, Bridgwater
Lovely photographic view looking east, with the old horse trough in the middle of the road. Two old cars visible, CS3701, believed to be an Austin 10, and ??4224, believed to be an Austin 7. On the right Davey & Jones shop, then the Co Operative Society Dairy, then the Blake Arms Hotel, a Garage, and Head and Co, Bridgwater in the roundhouse. In the distance an old bus makes its way up High St under a sign that says Dosson Bros (This was a Gentlemans outfitter until the 1960's). On the left H Kelland & Co
bw129 BRIDGWATER In Blake Gardens, Bridgwater
Two ladies with fancy hats, sitting on one of the seats, turn to look at the photographer.
bw130 BRIDGWATER 1927 Bridgwater, The Docks
Lovely colour view looking west across the docks towards the canal entrance. The boat the ‘Eliza’ of Bridgwater is moored up on the left.
bw131 BRIDGWATER Bridge & Quay, Bridgwater
Black & white version of Bw96.
A motorised tram trundles across the bridge heading for Eastover and perhaps the station. The large building on the right was the YMCA building. In this b&w version you can clearly see a boat moored up on West quay, on the other side of the bridge, that has been painted over in the colour version. The sign for York House can also be clearly seen.
bw132 BRIDGWATER The Bore, Bridgwater
Colour version of BW31
View of the river looking towards the entrance to the docks, with the bore heading up river towards the town bridge. The boat ‘Fanny Jane’ is moored on the east bank next to Barham’s brickyard, the building with the chimney. Several Parrett barges are opposite, near the docks entrance.
bw133 BRIDGWATER Admiral Blakes birthplace, Bridgwater
bw134 BRIDGWATER The Street Market, Bridgwater
A rare view looking from Cornhill towards the Post Office building, with a busy market scene in the foreground. The Lloyds bank building is visible through the stalls, and Buffett & Son building to the left of it.
bw135 BRIDGWATER 1904 Blake Gardens, Bridgwater
A very old view looking north through Blake gardens, which also includes the view across the river to the hospital.
bw136 BRIDGWATER 1920 Bridgwater, Cornhill
Colour view of the cornhill. Same as bw48 which is in B & W.
bw137 BRIDGWATER The cornhill, Bridgwater
Black & White view looking towards the Clarence Hotel and the Post Office, with a number of old cars visible.
bw138 BRIDGWATER East and West Quay, Bridgwater
On the east quay a boat called ‘Gloster Packet’ is moored up, while on the west quay, is the steam boat ‘Devon’, 1892, an Alfred Peace boat.
bw139 BRIDGWATER Bridgwater, the avenue
An overhanging bough of a huge horse chestnut tree is supported by a post in the middle of the avenue walk along the riverside next to the library building.
bw140 BRIDGWATER 1908 Greetings from Bridgwater
This is a multi view card. View 1 shows Cornhill & Blake statue; 2 River and bridge from Binford Place; 3 Interior of St Mary’s church; 4 Blake Gardens; 5 St Mary’s church
bw141 BRIDGWATER 1912 Eastover, Bridgwater
A wonderful ‘busy’ b&w photographic card shows much street activity looking towards St John’s Street. On the left is Parsons Ironmongers shop, with a handcart and boy stood outside.( 1902 Kellys Dir: Parsons lsaac, rope maker, ship chandler & ironmonger, 11 Eastover &; rope maker, Escott house, Chilton st), Davis Ironmonger, (1902 Kellys Dir: Davis Samuel, smith &; ironmonger, 13 Eastover), Pitmans coffee house, (1902 Kellys Dir: Pitman William, confectioner &; coffee rooms, 15 Eastover), Porter’s fruit shop (1902 Kellys Dir: Porter Alfred, fruiterer, 17 Eastover), sign saying ‘Boots’. The Bridgwater Furnishing Company and Squibbs and Son can be seen further down on that side. On the right there is Higborne and son, Pawnbrokers, Jaeger, Ives Stores, New Inn, and the Bridgwater Motor Co. Two Policemen walk down the middle of the road, as a cyclist passes them by on the wrong side of the road.
bw142 BRIDGWATER 1912 Bridgwater, 5 view card
View 1 The Cornhill, 2 Blake Gardens, 3 YMCA Eastover, 4 Parish Church, 5 Free Library.
bw143 BRIDGWATER 1904 Bridgwater, Blake Gardens
Lovely colour view looking towards the free library building across the lawns.
bw144 BRIDGWATER 1959 The Church, Bridgwater
View from St Mary Street looking towards the church. James Lang & co shop on the left. Old car parked with reg No DAD 39. Window cleaners cart parked next to the pavement. This was the main route through the town, confirmed by the road signs which say A38 Bristol, A38 Bath to the right, and A39 Minehead to the left.
bw145 BRIDGWATER 1978 Bridgwater Fair
A very unusual foil colour card of the fair, which was probably taken from the helter skelter.
bw146 BRIDGWATER 1907 Blake Gardens, Bridgwater
A very old view shows a lady and 2 children walking along beside the river.
bw147 BRIDGWATER The Bore or Tidal Wave on the River Parrett at Bridgwater
A lovely sepia card showing the bore near Barham’s brickyard, with information on the back about the high tides which rise from 16 to 20 ft in about 1 ¾ hrs. It states that on Dec 16th 1910 the tide rose 20ft 4ins, overflowing the banks.
bw148 BRIDGWATER 1986 St Mary's Street, Bridgwater
Modern colour card looking towards St Mary’s church.
bw149 BRIDGWATER 1938 The Chestnut Avenue, Bridgwater
Another view looking south along the path through the trees in Blake gardens.
bw150 BRIDGWATER Cornhill, Bridgwater
A busy view of the market. On the right a farmer, his boy and a dog are herding several cows and calves onto High Street towards Taylor’s restaurant. It looks like a modern day farmers market with people selling produce. A horse stands patiently attached to a 2 wheeled cart with a large milk churn in it. In the foreground another horse stands attached to a landau.
bw151 BRIDGWATER 1908 Eastover, Bridgwater
Lovely early coloured view looking east from the town bridge. On the right J Sanders, jeweller and watch maker. On the left York House with a sign saying ‘Tea 1/-4, and further down The Bridgwater Furnishing Company. A busy street scene with many children in the street, and no motorised traffic.
bw152 BRIDGWATER Bridge and river Parrett, Bridgwater
View of the bridge from East quay south of the bridge. Two river barges tied up, one on each side.
bw153 BRIDGWATER 1911 Malt Shovell and Alexandra Villas
Early colour photo of the Malt Shovel, with a family group outside on the pavement.
bw154 BRIDGWATER No legend but is a view of the Cornhill
Lovely 60’s colour photo shows the old road system when cars could drive down through Eastover. Admiral Blake’s statue stands inside the metal railings that ran around the semi circle of the Cornhill.
bw155 BRIDGWATER 1931 Eastover, Bridgwater
Quality photographic card looking across to Eastover from West Quay. On the right is the imposing YMCA building, with Pearl Assurance on its ground floor. Other signs further down the road on that side are ‘Sully’ and Currys and Bridgwater Motor Co Ltd Garage. On the left on the corner is York House. The signs say ‘Bacon Curers, This is the noted provision store’ and above that ‘Shipping supplied’. There are cars, a lorry and a motorcycle on the street.
bw156 BRIDGWATER Blake gardens, Bridgwater
Colour picture of the gardens shows the old archway.
bw157 BRIDGWATER The Bore Bridgwater
View of the bore from Binford Place near the Library.
bw158 BRIDGWATER 1934 On the canal, Bridgwater
Possibly looking south under the bridge which carriesVictoria road over the canal.
bw159 BRIDGWATER 1905 Blake Gardens, Bridgwater
Another view of the tree tunnel looking south.
bw160 BRIDGWATER 1906 Mary Court, Judge Jeffereys House, Bridgwater
An early coloured view of the building, at the junction of Little St Mary’s street with St Mary’s street.
bw161 BRIDGWATER Bridgwater, Blake Gardens
A sepia view showing the old corner building and the archway.
bw162 BRIDGWATER Bridgwater: 5 views
Similar to bw106 but legends different positions and centre pic framed differently , 1) Aerial view of Bridgwater, looking West, 2) King square, Bridgwater, 3) Aerial view of Bridgwater, looking down the river, 4) Bridge and YMCA, Bridgwater, 5) Central pic, Admiral Blake statue, Bridgwater.
bw163 BRIDGWATER Views of Bridgwater
Excellent lovely old multi view photographic card. View 1: Bandstand, 2: The Quay, 3: St Mary’s church, 4: Blake House, 5: Cornhill
bw164 BRIDGWATER 1904 Views of Bridgewater
Excellent photographic early multi views of the town. 1: The avenue, Blake gardens, 2: High Street, On the left (southside) The Albany Hotel. On the right (northside)Bristol Hotel; WH Smith. 3: The quay, 4: St Mary’s church, 5: St Mary’s church (Int)
bw165 BRIDGWATER Blake Statue & Cornhill, Bridgwater
Unusual view looking out from between the pillars of the Cornhill building. On right are the shops of WH Beddoes (Millinery, and ready wear specialist) & Hodges & sons. On the left, Home & Colonial and Olivers shops signs are visible. Partially hidden by a pillar is a double decker bus.
bw166 BRIDGWATER 1964 Blake gardens, Bridgwater
Interesting view showing glasshouse at the back of the gardens.
bw167 BRIDGWATER South View. St Mary's Church, Bridgwater
Old colour view of the junction of Little St Mary’s Street, with the church in the background, shows Mary Court on the left, with the old woodwork of the windows overhanging the walls. Similar view to bw70, which was posted in 1903, but looks earlier as the trees and bushes in the churchyard are much smaller.
bw168 BRIDGWATER 1907 The bridge, Bridgwater
Lovely old coloured view of the bridge from West Quay, shows a horse and 4 wheeled wagon crossing the bridge heading for Eastover.
bw169 BRIDGWATER 1913 Bridgwater Docks
A rare view looking North West towards the mump, it shows a multitude of unidentified sailing vessels and one steamboat. Of the 3 warehouses on the right (east of the mound) only one is identified as ‘Peace’. The inner lock gates were open, and the old crane can be seen to the south side. One steam tugboat can be seen in steam.
bw170 BRIDGWATER 1903 Cornhill, Bridgwater
A view similar to bw19 but with some red colouring added.
bw171 BRIDGWATER 1919 Eastover, Bridgwater
Wonderful photo looking east from near the old town bridge. Similar to bw141 but from further west nearer the bridge.
Visible signs on the left are Waddon & Sons; Ship Aground Hotel, WK Davies; Eastover, Toilet, Saloon; Boots: Bridgwater Furnishing Company: Squibbs and Son. On the right hand(south) side J Sanders Jeweller and Watch maker; Waddons Cycle Dept; Hutchings Eastover Dairy; Daveys Depot; Ives Stores; P Brown; New Inn; Bridgwater Motor Co. Walking towards camera on the left hand pavement are 2 men who look like a sea captain & his mate.
bw172 BRIDGWATER Bridgwater, 7 view card
St Mary’s church, Free Library, YMCA, Cornhill, Fore St, Binford Garden, Bore.
bw173 BRIDGWATER 1905 High Street Bridgwater
Very rare early coloured view of the south side of High Street, which shows the White Lion Hotel(now renamed ‘The White Lions’), and Barnes? Tobacconists. Several horse drawn carriages sit in the middle of the road near the north entrance to the Cornhill, and next to the booth that also stood there in the middle of the road. Two girls stand at the foot of one of the two gas lamps situated in the middle of the road.
bw174 BRIDGWATER Bridgwater Docks
View from the mound with the Parkend moored nearest to the bank. The glass kiln (later used as a pottery kiln, and now demolished) is seen smoking and near the riverside can be seen the chimneys of Braham’s brickworks on the east (far) side of the river. Just to the right of the large warehouse can be see two railway goods carriages on the branch line that came across the telescopic bridge from the mainline.
bw175 BRIDGWATER The Docks Bridgwater
Very rare early view of a steam ship passing from the dock into the tidal basin with the road bridge elevated to allow it to pass through. A horse and cart waits on the north side placing the date of the photo at the early part of the 1900’s. The offices of Sully’s coal business can just be seen on the extreme left, and the buildings of Russel Place are on the right. Just behind and to the left of the ship are the warehouse buildings on the south side of the docks.
bw176 BRIDGWATER A photo of the GWR Wharf & Dock Branch at the Clink
This rare 50’s view, looks slightly north of West along the branch railway, that led off the mainline just north of Bridgwater station, through Hoopers timber yard, towards the black telescopic bridge to the Docks. The photographer would have been stood about where the railway crossed the A38 Bristol Road. The large building in the distance on the left was a mill building, later Bigwood & Staple printer’s premises, then known by the address of ‘The Mill, Church Street’.
bw177 BRIDGWATER A photo of shunter loco No 1338 at Bridgwater docks
A view of 1338 on the south side of the docks with the chimney & roof of Bowerings feed building in the background. Also visible is the grain silo with the markings ‘Holms Sand & Gravel’. Ex-Cardiff Railway 0-4-0ST 1338 was taken to Bleadon and Uphill railway station for preservation but, following the closure of the museum there, has now been moved to the Didcot Railway Centre.
bw178 BRIDGWATER 1913 The Free Library Bridgwater
Lovely colour picture of the Library entrance with 2 boys and their bikes in the foreground, and a young girl in white dress nearby.
bw179 BRIDGWATER Bridge and Fore Street, Bridgwater
Very early view from the YMCA building looking across the bridge towards Fore Street. A 4 wheeled wagon with one horse is coming towards Eastover.
The Castle Inn is on the corner of Binford Place and a shop called Hamlin is across from it in Fore Street next to the Punch Bown Inn.
bw180 BRIDGWATER St Marys church, Bridgwater
Interesting coloured card of a pony & trap going past the little St Mary st junction.
bw181 BRIDGWATER 1947 Bridgwater, The Docks
Looking across the dock towards the warehouse from the canal lock.
bw182 BRIDGWATER 1913 Garage of the Bridgwater Motor co
Looking inside the showroom from the entrance in Eastover. On the left was the Enquiry office & cashier. Just beyond that was the Gents and Drivers Lavatory. Signs visible show the names, Minerva, Sidco cylinders, Brasso, Michelin Tyres. There are around ten or twelve motor cars in the showroom.
bw183 BRIDGWATER c1909 No legend but shows Starkey Knight & Ford lorries
Fine view of 5 lorries and one car, 6 pairs of males a one male on his own. A note on the back says ‘Len Summerhayes standing in front of second lorry, third person from the left’. No. Plates are from right to left, KN 3189, YB 130, YB 6051, YC 2938, YB 3067
Starkey, Knight & Ford was a large brewery group in Devon and Somerset. Initially trading as Starkey, Knight & Co., from 1887 at Bridgwater, they became Starkey, Knight & Ford in 1895 upon the acquisition of Thomas Ford & Son in Tiverton.
bw184 BRIDGWATER 1909 No legend but shows Penel Orlieu from the west.
Outstanding view of the Penel Orlieu junction and the ‘roundhouse’. Pickfords early removal Wagon & Horse of 12 St Johns Street, is on the right outside Harden & Sons shop. To the right of that is Davey & Jones Shop. The circular building in the centre is the Western Counties Wine & Spirit Company. On the left is Bridges & Son Stationers, and Crockers outfitters.
bw185 BRIDGWATER St John Baptist Church, Eastover Bridgwater
bw186 BRIDGWATER Royal Clarence Hotel Bridgwater
bw187 BRIDGWATER 1907 The Canal and Docks, Bridgwater
On the right the glass cone and some low brick buildings can be seen, and on the left the rather larger buildings of the Oil & Cake Mills. The scene today is pretty much the same on the left, but on the right there are now houses and high rise flats along the canal and around the edge of the dock.
bw188 BRIDGWATER 1907 The cattle market, Bridgwater
bw189 BRIDGWATER House in which Admiral Blake was born
bw190 BRIDGWATER Bridgewater, 4 view card, docks, Blake grds, church
bw191 BRIDGWATER Bridgwater 5 view card, Cornhill, Holford, King Square, Blake gardens, The Quay
bw192 BRIDGWATER 1960 Photo of loco 1338, south side of Bridgwater Docks
Small steam loco 1338 stands to the south side of the docks with the buildings on the north side in the background.
bw193 BRIDGWATER 1944 The Palace Theatre, Bridgwater
A view of the old Palace building from across the road shows it contained a shop called the Palace Bazaar, on the right, and on the left one called The Palace Confectioners. To the right of the building was a shop belonging to J Winter & Son, and to the left was a shop belonging to F Wall. Down the street to the right of the Blue Boar Inn (now the Old Market Inn), is a shop belonging to H Kelland & Co
bw194 BRIDGWATER c1893 Edward Street looking North.
Branching north off St John Street, at the station end, was Edward Street, which connected through to Wellington Road. A sign on the right hand side shows the location of W Davis boot & shoe Maker of 10 Edward Street (Kelly’s directory for Bridgwater 1897). A mother stands in the doorway surrounded by eleven children on the path and in the road. In the distance a 4 wheeled farm wagon disappears around the corner.
bw195 BRIDGWATER c1893 Eastover looking towards the bridge
On the left hand(south) side, Hickman & Sons drug store, London Inn- Williams, New Inn. On the right hand side, Devonshire Arms, and opposite the New Inn is an archway belonging to Bell’s Furniture Warehouse.
bw196 BRIDGWATER c1893
bw197 BRIDGWATER c1893 All Saints Mission Chapel, St John Street, from bridge
View looking west from the bridge towards the Chapel. All Saints Terrace buildings, that are now to the left, have not yet been built. They appear on the OS 1903 map of Bridgwater but not on the 1888map. A house is visible beyond the hedge and is probably Liberty Cottage which was at the end of the road called Liberty Place.
bw198 BRIDGWATER c1893 The station looking north
A small steam engine is attached to a carriage, and beyond it can be seen the Bath Road rail bridge. Just beyond the platform is a brick signal box
bw199 BRIDGWATER c1893 Docks, Tidal Basin
A sailing ship the ‘Bellona’ is moored on the north side of the tidal basin. (Bellona was a Roman Goddess) Several houses from Russel Place can be seen to the left of the ship.
On the website Angloboerwar.com there is a shipping record for April 1900 as follows ‘Dateline Buenos Ayres, April 11. The Bellona left here today for Cape Town with 612 horses.’ Was this the same vessel?
bw200 BRIDGWATER c1893 All Saints Mission Chapel, St John Street, from the junction
This view, from just past the Steam Packet Inn, looks towards All Saints Mission Chapel at the north end of Colley Lane where it joined St John Street. The road surface looks wet muddy and rough. A group of 9 young children pose for the picture. Chimneys from the Colley lane brick yards, next to the main line railway, can be seen in the distance. To the right, out of view beyond the wooden gates, were the premises of W H Tamlyn, Auctioneers. The houses of All Saints Terrace, which today stand to the left of the chapel, have not yet been built.
bw201 BRIDGWATER c1893 Dunwear, north side of river
Houses on the river bank near River Lane. (Now known as ‘1-6 New Buildings’)The Motorway flyover now takes prominence in this picture but in 1900 there was a view to the Plum Lane area. These houses front onto the river Parrett close to where Riverside House is today.
bw202 BRIDGWATER c1893 Docks, The Drawbridge
View of the Drawbridge across the tidal basin.
bw203 BRIDGWATER c1893 Old Thatched cottage next to Riverside House, river road, Dunwear?
same cottage as bw205. South side of the cottage from River Road.
bw204 BRIDGWATER c1893
Unidentified road on the outskirts of the town.
bw205 BRIDGWATER c1893 Old Thatched cottage next to Riverside House, river road, Dunwear?
same cottage as bw203. North side of cottage from River Road.
bw206 BRIDGWATER c1893 West Quay looking north from near the bridge
A sign marks the position of the Fountain Inn on the left just beyond a man with a clay pipe standing in the doorway of the Punch Bowl Inn (Proprietor E K Lloyd) . An assortment of different people are milling around. A ship’s captain, with traditional short peaked cap, appears to be discussing something with a bowler hatted business man. A boat, ‘The Welsh Prince’, a Sully & Co boat out of Newport, lies grounded on Carvers gridiron.
bw207 BRIDGWATER c1893 River Parrett looking north from the bridge
The boat ‘The Rolla’, of Bridgwater is moored on west quay. In 1900 the master was Albert Webb, b1867, Owner C Symons. The Steamship, the Welsh Prince, Master, William Bell, owner RO Sully, lies grounded on Carvers gridiron. The telescopic black bridge can be seen in the distance. Ships sailing out of the port of Bridgwater are listed on the Somerset Records Office website.
bw208 BRIDGWATER c1893 West Quay looking north from outside the Kings Arms
Taken from outside the Constitutional Club on West Quay, this view shows a sign declaring ‘The Kings Arms, C Stewart’ on the left. The Peace building can be seen further along on West quay. In the picture a man rides an old bicycle past two Jack Russell dogs sniffing around a 4 wheeled wagon with strange wooden open shallow boxes being unloaded down a shute into the boat. Close examination of the wagon shows the markings ‘George Randle, Timber Merchant’. A rather distinguished looking man in a top hat stands in the doorway of the Kings Arms.
Moored up on East quay, grounded on the mud, is the Steam Paddle Tug Petrel, a Tyne Tug built in 1863 by T Hepple & Son of Low Walker, Newcastle, No45599, and owned by Sully & Co. Records for 1894, the last year recorded on the Somerset Records Office website, show the master as Charles Griffiths, b1860, and the owner was George Sully. Records on the Tyne Tug web site suggest it was sunk and became a total loss in 1884? Was it then salvaged? If so when was it finally scrapped?
Beyond the wagon to the left, it is just possible to make out the panels of the black telescopic railway bridge.
bw209 BRIDGWATER c1893 Docks looking north towards the mump
View looking across the dock from the south side towards 2 sailing ships moored there.
bw210 BRIDGWATER c1893 Docks through the gateway near the bridge
Looking between the gate pillars located near the south side by the drawbridge towards the front of a sailing ship.
bw211 BRIDGWATER c1893 Dunwear Brick & Tile Works from the river
Taken from across the river on the south bank, most of the buildings in this view are now gone. Look carefully and you can see a railway signal, set at halt, on the extreme left side of the picture. This probably controlled the siding leading to the works off the main line which joined further north near Colley Lane.
bw212 BRIDGWATER c1893 St Johns Church from the south
bw213 BRIDGWATER c1893 St Johns Church from Vicarage lawns
This view is looking towards the east window from the grounds of the vicarage.
bw214 BRIDGWATER c1893 St Johns Church Altar
Daffodils adorn the benches near the altar.
bw215 BRIDGWATER c1893 St Johns Church Vicar and Assistants
The vicar Charles Bazell, poses for the picture outside the church with 2 choirboys and 4 older choristers. One of them holds a banner that says ‘Vox Clamantis In Deserto’.
bw216 BRIDGWATER c1893 Eastover looking through the archway of Bells Furniture Warehouse
The sign says ‘Cheapness combined with Quality, Bell’s New & Second-hand Furniture Warehouse, Perambulator Depot, Eastover, Bridgwater.’ This was almost certainly situated on the north side of the street, a few buildings along from the Devonshire Arms, and almost opposite the New Inn. There is a row of houses visible through the archway which may be a row of houses shown on os1903 maps. The archway probably was demolished to become what is now ‘New Road’ leading to the bus station.
bw217 BRIDGWATER c1893 River Parrett looking south from the slipway
View from the bridge looking south with Salmon Parade on the left behind the brick buildings and Binford Place on the right. Binford House, later to be demolished to make way for the new Bridgwater Library (1906), can just be seen at the extreme right of the picture. At the bottom of the slipway is a barge that has probably brought hay in from the fields to the south of Bridgwater. The river winds away into the distance where of course today the Blake Bridge and Broadway road crosses it.
Some way further up river, looking south, a brick works with chimney and conical brick kiln is visible.
bw218 BRIDGWATER c1893 Children sitting outside St Johns Church gate
Ten small children sit on the wall by the gate.
bw219 BRIDGWATER c1893 St Johns Church from the Vicarage tennis court
View of the east window of the church from the vicarage tennis court.
bw220 BRIDGWATER c1893 St Johns Church Hall from Monmouth Street
Close up view of the window of the Hall from the road
bw221 BRIDGWATER c1893 Bristol Road looking north from the Cemetery Gates
Looking north along the road towards the S&D rail bridge that crossed from left to right heading out of Bridgwater. The Lodge building is at extreme right behind the gate pillars. ‘The Bridgwater Railway’, as it was known, was officially opened on 21st July 1890, working out of Bridgwater North Station where J Sainsbury Supermarket is located today.
bw222 BRIDGWATER c1893 A Brickyard, probably Dunwear Brick & Tile Works
bw223 BRIDGWATER c1893 St John’s Church School in Blake Place from the road.
This is St John’s Church School in Blake Place from the road.
From The History of St. John & St. Francis School: ‘ The old school – 1846. The school has very close links with its two parent parishes: St John’s in the centre of town where the school was first built in 1846 and St. Francis in the area of growing estates where it was re-sited in 1976.’
From British history online: ‘In 1846 there was a school in the union workhouse where a master and mistress taught20 girls and 38 boys. (fn. 20) In the following year schools were being built in Eastover for 240children. The site, in St. John's Place, later Blake Place, had been bought by J. Moore Capes, first minister of St. John's, who with the Poole family and a grant from the National Society paid for the buildings. (fn. 21) The original buildings, in the early Tudor style, were extended probably in 1869. (fn. 22) In 1875 a total of 404pupils paid school pence, (fn. 23) but average attendance was 357 in 1906-7 and 190 in 1937-8. (fn. 24) By1947, when there were 250 children on the books, St. John's (Eastover Parochial) school was a voluntary aided primary school. In 1975the school transferred to new buildings in Westonzoyland Road and from 1983 was called St. John and St. Francis C. of E. school. In 1988 the estimated number on roll was 342.‘
bw224 BRIDGWATER c1893 The Cannon Junction of the A38/A39
A lady and nine children pose beneath the gas lamp. The sign above their heads indicates that to the right was ‘The Great Western Railway Station’, and to the left was ‘The South Western & Midland Rail’y’. (The SDJR was taken over by the Midland Railway in Aug 1875.) Behind them sits ‘The Cannon’ and a sign on the side of a wooden building that declares ’Popham’s Cross Rifles Inn’, and further back on a brick building a sign says’ H Popham’.
bw225 BRIDGWATER c1893 Redgate House from the rail bridge on Westonzoyland road
A very rare view looking south east from the Westonzoyland Road rail bridge towards Redgate house, the large white house in the distance. To the left of the picture is the end of the houses in Wellington Place, now renamed Redgate Street. Looking down here now you would see Redgate Surgery and then the Co Op supermarket. Behind them would be the houses of Sydenham Estate.
bw226 BRIDGWATER c1893 Eastover looking East to the Monmouth Street junction
On the left side of Eastover ‘Eastover Stores Association’. Straight ahead on the corner of St John St & Monmouth St is a building called ‘Eastover Printing Works’ belonging to Coombs Printer Stationer. On the right (south) side of Eastover a small sign says ‘Superior Beds’.
bw227 BRIDGWATER c1893 Dunwear Brick & Tile Works from the Parrett bank
Viewed from the north bank of the Parrett on the footpath near the houses by River Lane shown in bw201. The row of 4 brick houses on the left are still there today(1-4 Bisgood Cottages, Somerset Bridge) but probably out of view now on the west side of the motorway flyover from the original location. The brickyards, at the west end of Plum Lane, are the buildings in the centre with two tall chimneys. The buildings on the right of the picture are also visible in bw201.
bw228 BRIDGWATER c1893 Church Street looking north from the Eastover junction
On the left can be seen the doorway of the ‘Admiral Blake Coffee Tavern’. On the right hand side in Church Street a building has a sign saying ‘Robins Coal Yard, Hay and Chaff’. In the distance can be seen the tower of St Johns Church above the buildings of Robins Coal Yard.
bw229 BRIDGWATER c1893 St John’s Church School in Blake Place
St John’s Church School in Blake Place from across the road in the grounds of the church /vicarage which may have been used as the school sports ground because a tennis net can just be seen on the right hand edge of the picture. Bw223 is a similar view but taken from the road.
bw230 BRIDGWATER c1893 St Marys Church and the South side of Cornhill
Only signs visible are Dyer’s Dining Rooms on the right hand side next to the dome. The railings are still visible around the edge of the pavement. These were removed in 1895 placing this photo prior to 1895.
bw231 BRIDGWATER c1893 West Quay from East Quay near the bridge
The Constitutional Club is the large building on West Quay. To its right is the Kings Arms, proprietor C Stewart. To the left of it the shop of J Sendell appears to be within the building that was the Anchor Inn.
bw232 BRIDGWATER c1893 YMCA building in Eastover from the bridge
This is a view of the YMCA building looking towards Eastover from the town bridge. To its right, along Salmon Parade, is a building signed ‘Taylors Salt stores and Cotton cake’. A policeman strolls across the bridge, in the middle of the road, towards Fore Street, while just above the bridge pillar a worker stands atop a wagon of hay being loaded from a barge moored on the slipway.
bw233 BRIDGWATER c1893 Cornhill and St Marys Church from Fore Street
The Cornhill buildings and St Marys Church from Fore Street. Dyers Dining Rooms, to the left of the Cornhill Dome, offered Tea & Coffee, and Hot Dinners Daily. Close examination of the original shows the iron railings are still in place around the Cornhill buildings. These were removed in 1895. Also, the Blake statue is not yet in place, that being positioned there in 1900. Three horse drawn carriages wait for customers, probably a taxi service to the GWR Station at the end of St John Street.
bw234 BRIDGWATER c1893 The Train Station and Railway Hotel from the south
To the left of the picture is the Railway hotel built in 1841 to serve the new railway station.
bw235 BRIDGWATER c1893 St John Street looking west from near the station
Looking back to the east end of St John Street where it bends around to go up over the railway to Westonzoyland road. At the end of the terraced housing on the south side of St John Street was the Steam Packet Inn, a large white building with much signage on the walls: ‘Brewers Steam Packet Inn, Good Stabling, coal and potatoe stores, all drinks drawn from the wood’. James Brewer was listed as a beer retailer in 1889 and Samuel Brewer was listed as ‘beer retailer at 132 St John St’ in 1897 Kelly’s Directory. Beyond this, to the right, further along St John Street is the Crown Inn. On the right hand side a hanging sign says ‘Reed’s Bristol & Exeter Inn’. John Reed was listed as Tailor and Innkeeper in the 1891 census and 1889 Kelly’s Directory. By 1897 the pub was in the hands of Miss Annie Coles according to Kelly’s Directory for that year.
bw236 BRIDGWATER c1893 St John Street looking east from near the Monmouth Street end
In St John Street we are looking east towards Westonzoyland road from near the Monmouth Street corner. On the right hand side (south) was the Bakers Arms. The next pub sign along was probably for the Rebels Retreat, but it can’t quite be read in this photo.
bw237 BRIDGWATER c1893 The Hospital on Salmon Parade from Binford Place
Lovely view of the hospital from across the river. To the left of the hospital was the premises of H Baker & Son, coal, salt, oil & cotton cake wharves.
bw238 BRIDGWATER c1893 St Johns Church from the Vicarage grounds
There appear to have been 2 grass tennis courts in the vicarage grounds
bw239 BRIDGWATER c1893 The Station looking south towards the footbridge
An early train pulls into the station under the footbridge from the Taunton direction. A number of gentlemen in Bowler hats, suits and with umbrellas and morning newspapers wait on the platform. There is also a uniformed Army officer wearing a distinctive helmet. Just beyond the footbridge, on the left, is the Commercial Inn in Redgate Street. The railway lines appear to be Standard Gauge putting the date of the photo after the change from Broad Gauge on 21st May 1892.
bw240 BRIDGWATER c1893 Church Street looking north from just south of the Blake Place junction
Looking north on Church Street we look past Blake Place, the turning on the right. Little has changed here in 120 years. A number of children pose for the photographer in this view of the houses on the west side of the street. At the far end of the road, beyond the last house on the left, the road continued on to become ‘The Leggar’, a road that met the Drove just beyond Quantock Terrace. Today Church Street terminates at the end of the houses. On the other side of the wall ‘The Clink’ road runs left to right past Sainsbury’s and MacDonalds.
bw241 BRIDGWATER c1893 St Johns Church Hall and the old Toll House in Monmouth Street
The church hall with the large window is in the centre of the picture. To the left is a white building that used to be the toll house (No43 Monmouth St), it is a grade 2 listed building, English Heritage Building ID: 373950, 1820-1840. Painted Flemish-bond brick, stone coping to parapet, cornice and string course, hipped plain tile roof with 2 brick stacks flanking the door. To the left of that building a sign on the next building says ‘Foster & Nichols’. The Hall, with the church like window, is no longer there. The rather square looking house to the left of it was the old toll house and it is still there. To get this view today you need to stand on the corner of Polden Street and look across Monmouth Street towards St Johns Church, which you can see above the Hall in this old picture.
bw242 BRIDGWATER c1893 Admiral Blake Coffee Tavern in Eastover at Church Street junction
A lovely view of this building on the corner of the junction. Various wall markings declare ‘Good Stabling, Admiral Blake Coffee Tavern, Good accommodation for cyclists, well air’d beds, tea & coffee, chops & steaks.’ In 1897, according to Kelly’s Directory the manager was George Nation. Next to it on the left was the Sloop Inn, proprietor John Webber. Markings on the wall say ‘Starkey Knight & Co, Fine Ales & Stout’. The Coffee Tavern is now the Eastover shopping centre.
bw243 BRIDGWATER c1893 Blake Street looking south to Blakes House
At the end of the street is the old Town Mill building. Known as the Lytil Mill, it was a grain mill powered by water from Durleigh Brook.
bw244 BRIDGWATER c1893 Cottages at the north end of Dunwear Lane
A view of 3 cottages at the north end of Dunwear Lane a few hundred yards south of Westonzoyland Road. The one nearest is now known as New Gara, the other two are one house known as The Withy.
bw245 BRIDGWATER c1893 Monmouth Street looking towards Eastover from Vicarage gates
Monmouth Street looking towards the Eastover junction. The only original feature remaining after all these years appears to be the brick wall on the left belonging to St John's House. The top photo shows the old Queens head Inn in the far distance. This was demolished to make way for the new Broadway road at the Eastover/St John St junction. On the right a shop sign above the window says ‘Lovibond’, probably the refreshment rooms of Mrs Louisa Lovibond, listed in the 1897 Kelly’s Directory.
bw246 BRIDGWATER c1893 St Johns Church Vicarage from the tennis court
The vicarage building is partially hidden by trees but the elaborate chimneys are clearly visible. To the left in the distance are some buildings, probably part of Bridgwater North station. The vicarage was built at the same time as the Church of St John in 1845 to provide accommodation for the parish clergy. It was a large house and after an extension in the later nineteenth century contained some sixteen rooms, including a fine stone and wrought iron staircase and a full Victorian bathroom. The building called Taylor Court, at the far end of Capes Close, now sits roughly where the old Vicarage used to be.
bw247 BRIDGWATER c1893 St Johns Church Hall
Close up of the wall and window fronting onto Monmouth Street.
bw248 BRIDGWATER c1893
bw249 BRIDGWATER c1893 Union Street.
Probably Union Street looking north west towards Bristol Road with the Volunteer arms at the end on the right.
bw250 BRIDGWATER c1893
Unidentified clay pits probably belonging to one of the brick and tile yards. Could be Dunwear.
bw251 BRIDGWATER c1893 Eastover looking west from near the Monmouth Street end
A slightly out of focus view looking west towards the town bridge.
bw252 BRIDGWATER c1893
Unidentified back street.
bw253 BRIDGWATER c1893 Looking west from Westonzoyland rail bridge
Wonderful view looking back to St John Street from the Westonzoyland railway bridge. On the left is the edge of the St Johns Mission Chapel. At the bottom of the sloping road is a building with a sign that says ‘Wm Tamlyn’.
bw254 BRIDGWATER c1893 St Johns Church Vicarage entrance gates in Monmouth Street
Ornate iron gates between stone pillars mark the entrance to the vicarage. A servant girl, wearing a cap and pinny stands to the left while a group of children with a pram stand at the other. Further up Monmouth Street a sign on a building says ‘Nichol’s’, probably part of a large sign that says’ Foster & Nichol’s’. Just beyond the buildings in the distance is now the busy roundabout at the junction of the A38 & A39, near the Cross Rifles Inn.
bw255 BRIDGWATER c1893 St Johns Church Vicarage from the west garden
Similar to bw 246 but a few years later as the trees and bushes have grown taller. The following notes from bridgwaterheritage.com: ‘The vicarage was built at the same time as the Church of St John in 1845 to provide accommodation for the parish clergy. It was a large house and after an extension in the later nineteenth century contained some sixteen rooms, including a fine stone and wrought iron staircase and a full Victorian bathroom. In 1954 it was divided in two to provide accommodation for a curate, although in the following decades it fell into disrepair. Plans were made to convert it into a hotel or small hospital, although these came to nothing and it was demolished in 1988. The extensive site, which included gardens and an orchard, has hence been redeveloped into a housing scheme.’
bw256 BRIDGWATER c1900 Cornhill.
A very congested scene in front of the dome. To the left of the dome was the ‘Cornhill Restaurant’. ‘Lest we forget’ is on a banner draped across the Cornhill building.
Unknown date but certainly post 1900 as the Admiral Blake statue is in position in front of the dome building.
bw257 BRIDGWATER Bridgwater. Church of St John
View of the east window from the vicarage grounds.
bw258 BRIDGWATER April 1914 Schooner Mary & Gertrude alongside Town Quay, Bridgwater
In the background there is a good view of Wilkinson & Leng Ltd, Builders Merchants. Markings on the wall say ‘Slate, Marble, Tile, Bricks, Cement’, ‘Slate & Marble Works’, ‘ Hardware Store’.
The MARY & GERTRUDE WAS BUILT BY FERGUSON & BAIRD AT CONNAH’S QUAY, FLINTSHIRE IN 1867, WEXFORD OWNED, BY J. J. STAFFORD, IN 1914 SHE WAS MANAGED BY RICHARD KEARON OF ARKLOW, BUT REGISTERED IN WEXFORD. BY 1930 SHE WAS OWNED BY ROBERT GREGORY OF WICKLOW UOT OF REGISTER MID 30s. WILLIAM SHARMAN A BRIDGWATER MAN TOOK PHOTOGRAPHS OF HUNDREDS, IF NOT, THOUSANDS OF SAILING SHIPS IN THE BRISTOL CHANNEL, OFTEN CROSSING OVER TO THE SOUTH PORTS BY STEAMER.
bw259 BRIDGWATER 1911 Two masted schooner, Rob Roy, in Bridgwater Docks
The boat is moored on the south side of the dock next to the warehouse. To the left can be seen the Sully & Co buildings and beyond that the old Glass Kiln. The open doors of the warehouse are clearly visible in this lovely shot.
The two masted schooner, Rob Roy OF YOUGHAL, IN BRIDGWATER IN JUNE 1911. THIS PRETTY SCHOONER (NOTE THE BOWSPRIT/JIBBOM RIGGING ALL PICKED OUT IN WHITE PAINT AND WHITE LEAD. A TRIBUTE TO HER SKIPPER. A SMALL SCHOONER ONLY 93 TONS NET, SHE WAS BUILT AS FAR AFIELD AS DORIEAT, MIRAMICHI IN CANADA IN 1867. AT THE TIME OF THIS PHOTO SHE WAS OWNED BY RICHARD FARELL OF YOUGHAL IN OCT 1917 SHE WAS SOLD TO HOWARD RADFORD OF CARDIFF. IN JANUARY THE FOLLOWING SHE WAS STOPEED BY UC-64 OFF ST CATHERINES POINT, AND SENT TO THE BOTTOM BY GUNFIRE, SHE HAD BEEN ON PASSAGE DECAMP TO TEIGNMOUTH IN BALLAST.
WILLIAM SHARMAN A BRIDGWATER MAN TOOK PHOTOGRAPHS OF HUNDREDS, IF NOT, THOUSANDS OF SAILING SHIPS IN THE BRISTOL CHANNEL, OFTEN CROSSING OVER TO THE SOUTH PORTS BY STEAMER.
bw260 BRIDGWATER Railway Hotel, Bridgwater
Two views, the first a full frontal of the hotel, the second of an old car parked outside the hotel. The card also states H Read, Proprietor, Telephone 97. Interestingly H Read writes on the back to a Mr Bradbeer, ‘I shall be at home tomorrow (Sunday) at 11 am if you care to come round for an hours savage amusement’.
bw261 BRIDGWATER 1912 Wembdon Road, Bridgwater
Taken from near the junction with Northfield, this view looks north east towards the Malt Shovel. Two horse and carriage coming towards the camera, otherwise nothing in this now busy road.
bw262 BRIDGWATER Smoke Drift Bridgwater
The ‘Parkend’ of Bridgwater is moored up on the north side of the dock. Smoke drifts across the view coming from somewhere.
bw263 BRIDGWATER 1905 No legend but is of Eastover Bridgwater
A fine photographic view of Eastover looking from the Monmouth Street junction towards the town bridge.
On the left hand side, Chappells ('Chappell Edward, grocer, 68 Eastover' in Kellys Directories), Eastmans Limited(Butchers shop), Cash & Co (bootmakers 54 Eastover– 1897 Kellys Directory), Bridgwater Motor Co, The White Hart Inn, The New Inn,
On the right hand side…. Commercial Hotel(now The Cobblestones), Oakhill Beer, Invalid Stout, Eastover Stores, Admiral Blake Coffee House, Globe Inn, and a cart belonging to Eastman’s grocers.
bw264 BRIDGWATER 1908 The Bridge and YMCA Bridgwater
Unusual view of East Quay from across the river, shows the steps, near the bridge, that are no longer there. The tide was quite high just reaching the underside framework of the bridge. There is a good view of the YMCA building with the turret at the top.
bw265 BRIDGWATER 1899 Bridge. Bridgwater
A very early small postcard (4 ½ x 3 ½) of the bridge from the south taken from Binford place. In the foreground tied up to the quay at Binford place, is a small open steam boat with a black topped white funnel. Both the West Quay slipway and the East quay slipway to the south side of the bridge were in frequent use as they were being kept well clear of any mud build up.
bw266 BRIDGWATER 1907 No legend but is a view of the bridge from Eastover
Early coloured view probably taken from an upstairs window of the old YMCA building, looks out across the town bridge towards the Punch Bowl in on Fore Street. Nelsons butchers shop is on the corner of Binford Place, and a sign on the wall above it mentions the ‘Bridge Toilet Saloon’, haircutting, shaving, shampooing, and hot & cold baths. Entrance to the Saloon above Nelsons shop was to the left next to a Clothing Company in Binford Place. On the right in Fore Street the first shop next to the Punch Bowl was Hamlin, then there was a shop called ‘The Golden Key’.
bw267 BRIDGWATER 1904 The canal Bridgwater
View from Victoria road bridge, looking along the canal with the houses of Lyndale Avenue running alongside overlooking it.
bw268 BRIDGWATER 1948 Bridgwater, St Mary's Church
bw269 BRIDGWATER No leg but shows King George celebs on May 10 1910 Cornhill
bw270 BRIDGWATER Garage of the BW Motor Co Ltd, Eastover, Bridgwater
bw271 BRIDGWATER 1906 Bridgwater Cornhill Fore street
bw272 BRIDGWATER 1952 Bridgwater Shed 58072
bw273 BRIDGWATER 1952 General view of Bridgwater North Station
bw274 BRIDGWATER Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway Locomotive 71
bw275 BRIDGWATER 1916 Bridgwater Basin
Shows the boat Eugene tied up on the south side of the dock next to the warehouse.
bw276 BRIDGWATER The River, Bridgwater.
Unusual panoramic print mounted on card for a picture frame. This view would appear to have been taken from a rowing boat just off a boat moored at West Quay two or three hundred yards north of the town bridge, looking south along the river towards the bridge. The tide appears to be quite still, as at high tide, and there are two boats moored on East Quay, and at least three on West Quay.
bw277 BRIDGWATER Bridgwater, Cornhill
bw278 BRIDGWATER 1924 Quay, Bridgwater
Boat ‘The Duke of Wellington’ is moored on the right at West Quay. Possibly the steam tug Bonita moored on East Quay next to the bridge.
bw279 BRIDGWATER 1930 West Street, Bridgwater
Very rare coloured view of West Street looking back towards Bridgwater with the dome of the Palace Theatre visible on the right. On the left a sign says ‘R Davey Groceries and Provisions’, this was at 56 West Street, and next door at 55 North Street was the premises of Joseph Willis, Clerk, according to Kelly’s Directories. Only the part of the sign saying JM Willis can be read.
bw280 BRIDGWATER Blake gardens, Bridgwater
A view looking south to and beyond the brick pillars.
bw281 BRIDGWATER 1890 Bridgwater Market and Church
View from top end of Fore Street looking at the market Dome. Possibly a page from a book, Victoria County History?
bw282 BRIDGWATER 1907 Bridge & YMCA, Bridgwater
bw283 BRIDGWATER 1943 Bridgwater, the Cornhill
bw284 BRIDGWATER 1905 Bridgwater, Holy Trinity Church
bw285 BRIDGWATER No legend but is of the Somerset Inn, George Street
bw286 BRIDGWATER 1953 Bridge & West Quay, Bridgwater
Rare view of the corner of Fore Street & Binford Place from East Quay, shows ‘The Fore Street Clothing Co Ltd’ on the corner, and Liptons in Fore Street.
bw286 BRIDGWATER 1957 Cornhill, Bridgwater Somerset
Cornhill buildings from Fore Street
BURN01 Burnham on Sea 1915 Burnham, Esplanade and sands
BURN02 Burnham on Sea 1908 Burnham, The Esplanade
BURN03 Burnham on Sea 1934 Esplanade and Marine Lake
BURN04 Burnham on Sea 1932 Marine Lake, Burnham on Sea
BURN05 Burnham on Sea 1932 The new Lake
BURN06 Burnham on Sea 1906 Burnham, The Esplanade
BURN07 Burnham on Sea 1906 Burnham,Esplanade & Bay
BURN08 Burnham on Sea 1910 Burnham Esplanade.
BURN09 Burnham on Sea 1954 The sea front & beach
BURN10 Burnham on Sea 1924 Burnham on Sea,Promenade from East
BURN11 Burnham on Sea 1914 Burnham views
BURN12 Burnham on Sea Burnham from the Sea
BURN13 Burnham on Sea 1953 Rough seas
BURN14 Burnham on Sea 1954 Burnham 7 views
BURN15 Burnham on Sea 1906 Burnham from the Pier
BURN16 Burnham on Sea 1968 4 views
BURN17 Burnham on Sea 1949 4 views
BURN18 Burnham on Sea Beach & seafront
BURN19 Burnham on Sea 1950 Aerial view Burnham on sea
BURN20 Burnham on Sea 1905 High Tide Burnham
BURN21 Burnham on Sea 1957 The sands and Jetty looking north
BURN22 Burnham on Sea 1904 Burnham
BURN23 Burnham on Sea New Marine Lake, Burnham on Sea
BURN24 Burnham on Sea 1921 Esplanade Looking South. Burnham on Sea
BURN25 Burnham on Sea 1905 Burnham Somst, The River
BURN26 Burnham on Sea Yachting at Burnham on Sea
BURN27 Burnham on Sea 1926 The Slipway, Burnham on Sea
An early coloured view looking N towards the jetty before the building of the marine lake.
BURN28 Burnham on Sea Burnham, The Sands
BURN29 Burnham on Sea Bird's Eye View of Burnham
A wonderful coloured picture of old Burnham, taken from an elevated position like a building. On the left of the picture, the railway line sweeps in towards the station buildings. The main road, on the right, leading into the town looks deserted of any movement. Looking at 1884/7 OS maps, the most likely position for the shot to be taken from was the Old Brewery, midway between the main road into Burnham and the railway line to the station.
BURN30 Burnham on Sea Marine Lake and New Promenade, Burnham on Sea
BURN31 Burnham on Sea New Promenade & Lake, Burnham on Sea
BURN32 Burnham on Sea 1906 The Esplanade, Pier, and River, Burnham Somerset
A lovely early picture looking SSW towards the jetty, where there is a small steamship tied up. The right foreground is a mass of people obviously attending some sort of event. Beyond the jetty there was no promenade and no marine lake. No cars on the road just horse and carts.
BURN33 Burnham on Sea Old Burnham, Entrance to the Baths & Pump Room
Possibly the Spa baths built by the Rev David Davies in 1830, close to the church which is out of view to the left. 1875 Closure of Spa Baths. Located at Steart House?
BURN34 Burnham on Sea 1920 Burnham Beach & Jetty
BURN35 Burnham on Sea 1910 Burnham:Parade looking N
burn36 Burnham on Sea 1954 Boating Pool, Burnham on Sea
burn37 Burnham on Sea 1905 Burnham Esplanade.
Early view looking south towards the jetty where a large paddle steamship is tied up.
burn38 Burnham on Sea 1921 Burnham on Sea,General view from an Aeroplane
burn39 Burnham on Sea 1901 The Beach, Burnham
burn40 Burnham on Sea 1940? Esplanade & Sands looking south
burn41 Burnham on Sea 1938 The Marine Lake, Burnham on Sea
burn42 Burnham on Sea 1933 North Shelter and Sands, Burnham on Sea
Another early view of the jetty looking south, without the marine lake One of the stalls on the beach says’ Ice Wafers’. The shelter just to the north of the Queens Hotel is visible and is the South shelter, not the North shelter as per the card caption. Beyond the river Brue there appears to be a low hill with trees on its top running along the southern edge of the Brue. Old OS maps indicate the level there was 24- 29ft above sea level.
burn43 Burnham on Sea ? Burnham, The Promenade and Pavilion
The five buildings opposite the Pavilion formed St Andrews school at the end of Chapel Street.
burn44 Burnham on Sea 1934 Burnham on Sea, High tide
burn45 Burnham on Sea 1908 Burnham, General View from Lighthouse
View looking SSW shows the old Golf course, on the seaward side of Berrow road between Rectory road and the High Lighthouse. On the right, just beyond the trees is ‘The Towans’.
burn46 Burnham on Sea 1931 Entrance to New Parade & Marine Lake
An old railway carriage on the left has a sign ‘Cycles Stored’, and a sign nearby says ‘Burnham ob Sea Attractions Ltd’. Many old vehicles parked along the roadside.
burn47 Burnham on Sea ? No 40569 Excursion train at Burnham on Sea
A Lovely b&w photo print of this train, No 40569, 4-4-0, standing at the grassy platform with 5 carriages with passengers looking out the windows. The Queens hotel can clearly be seen on the sea front, as can all the old station buildings, just beyond the last carriage of the train. An old lorry can be seen parked on scrub land amongst wooden huts to the right of the train.
burn48 Burnham on Sea 1904 Burnham, Bandstand and Esplanade
burn49 Burnham on Sea 1913 Burnham, Sunset on the river
burn50 Burnham on Sea Esplanade looking South, Burnham on Sea
burn51 Burnham on Sea 1900 The Esplanade, Burnham
A very rare early postcard of 1900 measuring only 4 ½ x 3 ½”, showing a view looking south along the esplanade towards the town jetty in the distance. The jetty had high reaching posts along its length for mooring ships. There was no bandstand or pavilion or paddling pool at that time, only changing rooms on wheels on the beach.
burn52 Burnham on Sea 1900 The Lighthouse, Burnham
A very rare early postcard of 1900 measuring only 4 ½ x 3 ½”, showing a view looking along Berrow road near the junction to Stoddons Road, with the high lighthouse in the background. Nothing at all on the road!
burn53 Burnham on Sea 1909 A rough sea, Burnham
burn54 Burnham on Sea 1915 Burnham, Promenade,N
burn55 Burnham on Sea 1905 St Andrews Church, Burnham Somt
burn56 Burnham on Sea 1905 The Esplanade, Burnham
Lovely colour view of the North end of the esplanade, showing the very low sloping sea wall and the shelter at the north end of the Esplanade near the church entrance. Just above the shelter is the high Lighthouse.
burn57 Burnham on Sea Burnham Church
A similar view to burn55, but shows a man with a hand cart, and a lady and girl.
burn58 Burnham on Sea Sands & Lighthouse, Burnham on Sea
burn59 Burnham on Sea The Esplanade, Burnham on Sea
burn60 Burnham on Sea 1918 Burnham sands
An early view of the sands at the north end of the Esplanade.
burn61 Burnham on Sea 1934 New Parade & Bandstand, Burnham on Sea
Ladies walk the new promenade, and there are loads of old cars parked along the road.
burn62 Burnham on Sea 1919 The Public Gardens, Burnham
burn63 Burnham on Sea 1935 Burnham on Sea Paddling Pool
A lovely colour card shows families and children enjoying the beach and paddling pool. An old bull nosed vehicle with a loose lacy top is selling ice creams. The paddling pool on beach was built in 1921.
burn64 Burnham on Sea 1930 Manor Hotel, Burnham on Sea, Somerset
burn65 Burnham on Sea 1907 The Esplanade Burnham
burn66 Burnham on Sea 1907 Donkeys on the sands, Burnham
burn67 Burnham on Sea 1913 Burnham, Sands and Promenade
Early view shows the bandstand and the south shelter, bathing huts, donkeys and swings. Although posted in 1913, the view must be prior to 1911 because in that year the bandstand was replaced by the Pavilion.
burn68 Burnham on Sea 1903 Esplanade and Bandstand, Burnham
Very early view of the bandstand
burn69 Burnham on Sea 1910 Berrow Road, Burnham
A lovely old colour card from 1910 shows a solitary motor car No 434 on the deserted road. In the background can be seen the inshore lighthouse opposite the turning for Stoddens Road.
burn70 Burnham on Sea 1932 A small photo of Burnham South sea front walk.
A small (110 x 65mm) b & w photo looking north along the old prom from about a quarter mile south of the town jetty.
burn71 Burnham on Sea The Sands, Burnham
A view of the old sloping sea defence looking north from near the town jetty. Children and people on donkeys in the foreground. The view must be prior to 1911 as the bandstand was replaced by the Pavilion in that year.
burn72 Burnham on Sea Aerial view of Burnham on Sea, Somerset
Superb aerial view showing most of the sea front.
burn73 Burnham on Sea 1918 Burnham from North
A nice early colour view.
burn74 Burnham on Sea 1909 Esplanade, Burnham
A nice coloured view looking north, with the North Shelter in the centre distance.
burn75 Burnham on Sea 1905 The Sands, Burnham
View of the sands looking north. A booth on the sands say’s ‘For Bathing tents & costumes, Book Here’. There are swings on the right next to the promenade.
burn76 Burnham on Sea 1975 Sailing at Burnham on Sea
A lovely brightly coloured card showing the old launching ramp with a lot of activity with sailing boats coming in and out of the water.
burn77 Burnham on Sea 1906 Burnham Church Interior
burn78 Burnham on Sea 1997 Burnham on Sea
Lovely colour aerial shot
burn79 Burnham on Sea La Retraite, Burnham. Som
Former convent and school.
burn80 Burnham on Sea 1915 On the sands at Burnham
Lovely glossy photographic card looking towards the Queens Hotel, with families on the beach in the foreground.
burn81 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea from Sandhills
A poor quality view looking back from the dunes to the north of the town.
burn82 Burnham on Sea Esplanade, Burnham on Sea
Looking along to the north end of the Esplanade.
burn83 Burnham on Sea Rough Sea at Burnham
A coloured card of the seafront with the sea breaking over the sea wall.
burn84 Burnham on Sea 1955 The Marine Lake Burnham on Sea
A coloured card view of the Marine lake from the wall of the lake, shows a paddle boat and a canoe on the water. Also visible are the chalets that ran along just below the promenade, and a lot of people in deck chairs.
burn85 Burnham on Sea 1928 Sunset, Burnham on Sea
Same as burn49 but in colour.
burn86 Burnham on Sea 1929 General view of the Estuary from the beach, Burnham on Sea
A view from north of the jetty looking towards the hills with several sailing ships on the water, moored up, no sails hoisted.
burn87 Burnham on Sea 1903 General view, Burnham
A very early view of the north end of the esplanade. There are no buildings north of Sea View rd, only 4 buildings between the church and Sea View rd. Several Pears changing wagons are on the beach.
burn88 Burnham on Sea 1912 Burnham sands
Early photo view of the north end of the beach.
burn89 Burnham on Sea 1972 The donkeys, Burnham on sea
Shows the old sea wall and the toilet pier.
burn90 Burnham on Sea 1910 North Shelter, Burnham Somt
Old colored postcard shows the old North shelter on the promenade
burn91 Burnham on Sea No legend but looking S along sea front
Very early photographic view looking south towards the old bandstand, along the promenade from just south of the north shelter. The very low sea wall would indicate a date around the turn of the century, say 1900.
burn92 Burnham on Sea 1904 The Lighthouse, Burnham
burn93 Burnham on Sea 1925 St Andrew's Church, Burnham on Sea
burn94 Burnham on Sea 1937 Burnham on Sea, the sands and Esplanade
burn95 Burnham on Sea 1919 The Pavillion & Promenade, Burnham on Sea
burn96 Burnham on Sea 1926 The Pavillion, Burnham on Sea
burn97 Burnham on Sea 1916 The sands, Burnham
Lovely photographic view looking north towards the Pavillion. Wheeled changing huts, ice cream stalls and swings are all visible.
burn98 Burnham on Sea The Bandstand, Burnham
Lovely old faded photographic card of people sat around the bandstand.
There is a handcart with produce on it in the foreground. A good example of an
old pram is also in the view. Looks like a view from around the turn of the
The Edwardian Bandstand
which was erected to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII and
Queen Alexandra(June 26th 1902). The bandstand was replaced in 1911 by the Pavilion.
burn99 Burnham on Sea Beach and Esplanade, Burnham on Sea
A 60’s view looking north from near the jetty with the Queens Hotel on the corner on the right..
burn100 Burnham on Sea Pillsmouth, Burnham on Sea
Sailing dingy’s on the river Brew by the old Yacht club jetty.
burn101 Burnham on Sea The Beach Burnham on sea
A view of the Town jetty looking north.
burn103 Burnham on Sea The Esplanade, Burnham
Very early view looking south along the esplanade.
burn104 Burnham on Sea No legend but is a print of the station
Interesting view looking east towards the engine shed with the front of 2219 protruding from it. People are crossing the road from the station buildings, and a Ford Prefect, Reg No XKC437 is heading towards the seafront. A bus or coach is parked on the corner next to the buildings. To the right of the track can be seen a building with a sign ‘3rd Burnham on Sea Scout Group’.
burn105 Burnham on Sea The Beach, Burnham on sea
Delightful 60’s colour view of the beach to the north of the jetty, shows a busy beach scene, the Pavilion, and the old sea wall with the ‘shelters’.
burn106 Burnham on Sea 1906 Burnham Lighthouse
View of the ‘High’ Lighthouse from across the road.
burn107 Burnham on Sea The beach, Burnham on Sea, Somerset
Colourful 70’s view of the beach looking north from the jetty.
burn108 Burnham on Sea 1929 Greetings from Burnham on Sea
Five period views of 1: Elevated view of the Promenade, 2: The Promenade near the Pavilion, 3: The Cove, 4: The Promenade and Pavillion, 5: The High Lighthouse
burn109 Burnham on Sea 1906 Burnham Somt
Early view of the sands looking north towards the bandstand and church.
burn110 Burnham on Sea 1910 The Esdplanade, Burnham
An early view of the low sea wall looking north from a point adjacent to the Royal Clarence Hotel, which is on the right side of the picture.
burn111 Burnham on Sea 1907 Burnham, Som, multi view
Colour views of the Church, the Lighthouse, Esplanade & sands, Donkeys on sands, Bathing at Burnham, and a Burnham sunset.
burn112 Burnham on Sea 1919 Burnham, multi view(Landscape format)
Colour views of the Public gardens, a Burnham sunset, the beach, St Andrew’s church, and the High Lighthouse.
burn113 Burnham on Sea Burnham beach & Jetty
Early view of the north side of the jetty from the north esplanade shows the wooden structures next to the jetty used for mooring the steam ships.
burn114 Burnham on Sea Queens Hotel and Esplanade, Burnham
Quite early view looking north towards the Queens Hotel, shows wooden huts at the top of the jetty, no south esplanade, just a sandy track through the grass.
burn115 Burnham on Sea 1904 Burnham
Early coloured view of the north esplanade from the jetty shows Pears bathing wagons on the beach, and numerous people paddling in the sea.
burn116 Burnham on Sea 1907 Burnham. Esplanade and sands from the pier.
Looking towards the north prom shows a busy scene on the sands.
burn117 Burnham on Sea 1907 Sea View Road, Burnham
A view looking east along Sea View road with 2 young children posing under a gas lamp.
burn118 Burnham on Sea The Manor Gardens, Burnham on Sea
Lovely view of the gardens with 2 young children in white hats playing tennis.
burn119 Burnham on Sea 1959 43427 at Burnham Station
Steam train No 43427 sits on the seaward side of Burnham station attached to a red carriage. Beyond it on the corner at the seafront is the Queens Hotel.
burn120 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea, the cove
View of the gardens with the church in the background.
burn121 Burnham on Sea The Paddling & Boating Pool, The sands, Burnham on Sea
Looking towards the North Esplanade from the beach, there are children playing in the water and about 15 donkeys standing around.
burn122 Burnham on Sea Victoria Street, Burnham
burn123 Burnham on Sea Marine Cove, Burnham On Sea
burn124 Burnham on Sea Church and Gardens, Burnham on Sea
burn125 Burnham on Sea Lighthouse on Stilts, Burnham on Sea
burn126 Burnham on Sea 1908 Alfred St, Burnham
burn127 Burnham on Sea 1963 The golf course Berrow
burn128 Burnham on Sea 1960 High Street, Burnham on Sea
burn129 Burnham on Sea 1958 Brean, 4 view card
burn130 Burnham on Sea Lenshop, Burnham on Sea
burn131 Burnham on Sea 1935 Brean Sands Holiday Resort, Somerset
burn132 Burnham on Sea 1915 Burnham, Berrow Road & Fountain
burn133 Burnham on Sea 1909 Entrance to Public Gardens, Burnham
burn134 Burnham on Sea 1922 High Street, Burnham on Sea.
burn135 Burnham on Sea The Slip Burnham
burn136 Burnham on Sea Holimarine, Burnham on Sea
burn137 Burnham on Sea The Electric Theatre Burnham
Looking north on High Street towards the old Electric Theatre building. No cars on the street, just a workman’s handcart.
burn138 Burnham on Sea 1914 Views of Burnham(5)
burn139 Burnham on Sea 1906 Berrow, 2 views, Lighthouse & Berrow Road
burn140 Burnham on Sea Four view card of Burnham
burn141 Burnham on Sea 1913 Burnham from the High Lighthouse
burn142 Burnham on Sea 1907 Entrance to Public Gardens, Burnham
burn143 Burnham on Sea 1906 The Queens Hotel, Burnham Somerset, Facing the sea
burn144 Burnham on Sea 1909 The Public Gardens, Burnham
burn145 Burnham on Sea 1872 Juia & Catherine Terraces, Burnham Somerset
This etching was by the London publishers Rock & Co. Founded by William Frederick Rock (1801-1890), they were one of the most prolific publishers of steel engraved vignette views. Their views were published in the form of cards, fancy stationery, and books and booklets.
burn146 Burnham on Sea 1872 Royal Parade, Burnham Somerset
This etching was by the London publishers Rock & Co. Founded by William Frederick Rock (1801-1890), they were one of the most prolific publishers of steel engraved vignette views. Their views were published in the form of cards, fancy stationery, and books and booklets.
burn147 Burnham on Sea Burnham Promenade
Lovely coloured view looking north near the old bandstand with 2 ladies cycling along, and St Andrews school buildings on the right opposite the bandstand.
burn148 Burnham on Sea Old Burnham from the sea
Unusual early view of the sea front before the Catherine & Julia Buildings were constructed in the 1850’s. The sea wall, as it was at that time, appears to end where Julia Terrace now sits. There is the church, the Short Lighthouse, Steart House and then one other before the promenade comes to an end.
burn149 Burnham on Sea 1960 The Esplanade, North end, Burnham on Sea
Unusual elevated view of the Esplanade and beach. Double decker bus No 201 to Taunton sits waiting for passengers. A small bus shelter sat in the middle of the triangle. A load of 50’s cars are parked along the promenade.
burn150 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea Paddling Pool & Esplanade.
A rare view from the south end of the pool with Julia and Catherine terrace building in the background.
burn151 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea Paddling Pool
View from the Promenade
burn152 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea the Sands
Busy beach scene looking north towards the Pavilion.
burn153 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea the Esplanade
A view probably from the public conveniences looking towards the Pavilion.
burn154 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea Esplanade & sands
burn155 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea Rough Sea
burn156 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea The Cove
burn157 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea Golf Links
burn158 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea Brean Down
burn159 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea Berrow Road
A view looking North on Berrow Road at the junction with Poplar Road. The house is called ‘Ashbourne House’.
burn160 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea The Lighthouse
Shows the chimney for the oil burning lamp.
burn161 Burnham on Sea Burnham on Sea The Grove
The Grove is the first turning right on Berrow Road heading north, after Allendale Road.
burn162 Burnham on Sea Alfred St, Burnham
burn163 Burnham on Sea c1960 Burnham station
burn164 Burnham on Sea Burnham Esplanade.
burn165 Burnham on Sea Regent Street, Burnham
burn166 Burnham on Sea 1922 The Promenade, Burnham on Sea
Looking north from by the Royal Clarence Hotel.
burn167 Burnham on Sea The Beach Burnham
Lovely colour view of a busy beach looking north towards the bandstand
bb01 BURROWBRIDGE Boroughbridge
View from bridge looking toward church and chapel on hill.
bb02 BURROWBRIDGE Ivy Cottage Borough Wall
Ivy cottage, offering teas & refreshments via a sign in the garden. The road was just a narrow stone track.
bb03 BURROWBRIDGE 1905 Burrowbridge(View of toll bridge)
Classic view of children posing on the southern approach to the tollgates on the bridge, with the King Alfred Hotel(offering luncheon and teas) in the background. A two wheeled horse cart lies on the side of the muddy road, and the mump can just be seen through the mist.
bb04 BURROWBRIDGE 1920 Toll Gate Burrow Bridge
Another view from the southern approach, this time showing an old car (ATT96), with the toll collector’s house still there on the right.
bb05 BURROWBRIDGE 1905 View of the mump from across the river
bb06 BURROWBRIDGE Burrow Bridge Mump
bb07 BURROWBRIDGE Burrowbridge
A view of the King Alfred Hotel, the church, and the mump, partially hidden behind a leafless tree. There appear to be two petrol pumps outside the hotel, one marked ‘Pratts commercial’.
bb08 BURROWBRIDGE Burrowbridge
A view of the church from the graveyard.
bb09 BURROWBRIDGE 1942 Burrow Bridge Mump
A view of the mump from the north
bb10 BURROWBRIDGE 1924 Burrowbridge
A view of the mump from the north on the road to Othery.
bb11 BURROWBRIDGE A view of Alfred’s monument
The monument on the hill between Lyng & Burrowbridge. Believed to mark the location of King Alfred’s church.
bb12 BURROWBRIDGE Burrow Bridge Toll Gate
The bridge with the white toll gate closed. The King Alfred Inn in the background.
bb13 BURROWBRIDGE Burrow Bridge Village
A colour view of the King Alfred Hotel with the mump in the background
bb14 BURROWBRIDGE Vicarage and Mump, Burrow Bridge
A lovely colour view across the river to the mump.
bb15 BURROWBRIDGE River and Bridge, Burrow Bridge
A lovely colour view looking westward back towards the bridge from the south bank.
bb16 BURROWBRIDGE Burrowbridge Villlage
A view of the village from the bridge looking north.
bb17 BURROWBRIDGE 1785 Burrough Chapel Somersetshire
A very early view of the village and the mump. The bridge appears to be quite a bit further East than at present. Drawn by Capt H Rugge. Engraved by Samuel Turner Sparrow. Published 10th April 1785 by S Hooper. A plate taken from Francis Grose's Antiquities of England and Wales. London Printed for Hooper & Wigstead, 212 High Holborn facing Southampton Street, Bloomsbury Square
bb18 BURROWBRIDGE The Old Bakery, Burrowbridge
The old bakery guest house next to the church. According to the signs it offered bed & breakfast, morning coffee, teas, evening meals, and Walls icecreams. Yet it looks like an ordinary house.
bb19 BURROWBRIDGE 1958 Burrow Mump, Burrowbridge
A view from the South from across the fields.
bb20 BURROWBRIDGE No legend but is a view of the river and the mump
Looking east towards the King Alfred, in the distance.
bb21 BURROWBRIDGE King Alfred's Fort at Burrow Bridge
View from the south side.
bb22 BURROWBRIDGE 1957 The river at Burrow Bridge
Looking west from the river bridge.
bb23 BURROWBRIDGE Burrowbridge
An old sepia print probably dating back to 1905-10, where the photographer has stood outside the Pub and pointed his camera towards the old bakery, the brick building on the right. A number of people stand next to the church gates, a mother with a young boy and girl, with possibly their grandmother.
bb24 BURROWBRIDGE 1959 River and Bridge, Burrow Bridge
A view of the bridge and pub from the Langport side. On the wall of the pub it says ‘Starkeys, Prize medal Ales’
bb25 BURROWBRIDGE River and Mump, Burrow Bridge
Photo card view from the river Tone junction near Stanmoor Bridge to the south of the Mump. The Vicarage buildings can just be seen on the left.
bb26 BURROWBRIDGE The “Mump”, Burrow Bridge.
A photographic view of the mump from the north side.
bb27 BURROWBRIDGE 1906 Boroughbridge
View of the Mump with chickens in the foreground
bb28 BURROWBRIDGE River Parrett, Burrowbridge
View of the river from the bridge looking east.
bb29 BURROWBRIDGE The village, Burrowbridge
View looking north towards the old Bakery (the brick building on the right)from the bridge. Parked to the side of the old bakery is the old bakery delivery van. On the right a lorry loaded with milk churns is parked next to the church entrance.
bb30 BURROWBRIDGE River, Burrow Bridge
View looking east from the south bank of the Parrett where the river Tone joins from the south(right). A garden wall is visible on the right as are two upturned rowing boats.
bb31 BURROWBRIDGE Burrowbridge
View of the mump across the river from the east bank of the Tone.
bb32 BURROWBRIDGE Burrowbridge
Similar view to bb31 but in portrait view.
bb33 BURROWBRIDGE Burrowbridge
Similar to bb11 but in b&w.
bb34 BURROWBRIDGE Burrowbridge
An unusual view of the bridge from the south side, shows the mump and pub but sadly is rather blurred.
bb35 BURROWBRIDGE River Parrett and Hill, Burrowbridge
A view across the river from near where the Tone joins the Parrett.
bb36 BURROWBRIDGE A photo of the King Alfred Hotel
An old photo, probably from the 1930’s, of the west side of the building that fronts onto the road. There are two pumps just inside the railings, the left hand one is BP and the sign says ‘Any quantity from 1 Quart, press for petrol’. The other pump on the right hand side is not signed but is of a similar design. On each side of the door signs say’ Bass in bottle, and Worthington in bottle’.
bb37 BURROWBRIDGE c1786 Burrough Chapel, Small print from copper engraving
Small print from copper engraving from the Georgian era. Provenance: The Antiquities of England and Wales"; by Francis Grose, Printed for Alexander Hogg 16 Paternoster Row, London. C1786. Need to scan this one in
but01 Butleigh 1907 Hood column, Butleigh Som
This early picture shows almost no trees surrounding the monument in contrast to the overgrowth of trees surrounding it today. Also in view leaning against the base is probably the photographers bicycle.
cann01 Cannington 1908 The Brook, Cannington
cann02 Cannington Industrial School & Church, Cannington
Students stand outside the ? building.
cann03 Cannington 1907 The Bridge, Cannington
Looking across the Brook towards the church.
cann04 Cannington 1956 Brymore School
Photo card looking to the entrance porch.
Cheddar01 Cheddar 1910 Cheddar cliffs (Horse and cart hauling stones)
Cheddar02 Cheddar 1910 Cheddar. View from Lake
cheddar03 Cheddar 1926 Cheddar
A view looking towards Goughs caves, the upper cave complex. In the right foreground a house sign says’ Sycamore House, King, Luncheons, Teas, accommodation for cyclists, parties catered for’. Up the road in the distance a hose and cart can be seen waiting outside the arched entrance to Goughs caves. A man rides a cycle down the middle of the road.
cheddar04 Cheddar 1878 Cheddar Cliffs, Somerset. View across the lake
An old print believed to date from 1878, looking across the waterfall and lake towards the gorge entrance near Goughs caves entrance.
cheddar05 Cheddar 1878 Cheddar Cliffs, Somerset. View of steep road
View looking down on the steepest part of the road up through the gorge at Horseshoe bend. The rock peaks at top are known as the Pinnacles.
cheddar06 Cheddar 1878 Cheddar Cliffs, Somerset. The road cuts through the rock.
Looking down on a horse and 4 wheeled carriage as it heads up through the gorge, having just passed through the cutting at lower Horseshoe bend.
cheddar07 Cheddar 1845 Cheddar Cliffs antique print
Caption below picture: 'Chedder Cliffs, Somersetshire'. ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Thomas Dugdale. PROVENANCE: “Curiosities of Great Britain. England & Wales”; by Thomas Dugdale Antiquarian, Assisted by William Burnett, Civil Engineer, Published by John Tallis, London.
cheddar08 Cheddar 1905 Cliffs and Hotel, Cheddar
View of the Cliff Hotel (later Cox’s Mill Hotel), probably from Jacobs ladder.
cheddar09 Cheddar Cheddar from Cliffs
cheddar10 Cheddar 1917 Cheddar, general view
The old white Jacobs ladder is visible on top the gorge at right.
cheddar11 Cheddar 1789 View of the Prating Rock Somersetshire
Drawn by SH Grim, engraved by L Middiman, published by John & Josia Boydell, Cheapside, and at the Shakespeare Gallery, Pall Mall, London.
cheddar12 Cheddar 1902 Cheddar Valley
cheddar13 Cheddar Jacobs Ladder, Cheddar
A view of Jacobs ladder from the other side of the lake shows Pavey’s Tea Rooms. The sign hanging over the road says ‘Pavey’s Dining Room Dinner & Tea’. At the top of the steps were some low buildings and the old white Jacobs tower. The steps were possibly constructed by a Ronald Pavey around 1904.
cheddar14 Cheddar The Mystic Tower, Joyland, Cheddar
CHEDZOY01 CHEDZOY 1906 Chedzoy, children outside the school.
Looking along Front Street past Avalon House toward the school. Schoolchildren pose in the road outside the school, girls to the left, boys to the right.
A view looking towards the church from the crossroads. In the road next to Court Farmhouse three small children, two boys and a girl, pose for the photographer, standing on the grass verge. The church porch is covered in ivy, and there is a tall slender pine tree to the left in the graveyard. The third building back from the corner on the right hand side is a small thatched cottage.
View along Front Street looking NE towards the Chedzoy Post Office Stores. An Esso petrol pump, a red telephone call box, an Aladdin sign, and a sign for ice cream all appear in the view. East Cotte then Palfrey House are the next buildings along the road.
CHEDZOY04 CHEDZOY 1903 Church of St Mary the Virgin, Chedzoy, Somerset.
A group of people standing outside the church yard, one wastecoated workman, one bowler hatted gentleman with a stick, and two ladies with two young ladies.
CHEDZOY05 CHEDZOY Chedzoy (view of the church)
View of the school covered in ivy. Next building with thatched roof is Avalon House, then the village hall, then Fry’s farm.
CHEDZOY07 CHEDZOY The cross, Chedzoy
CHEDZOY08 CHEDZOY Chedzoy. (Inside the church)
View of the church with its south side covered in ivy.
A 1930’s ? view with more ivy on the walls than in Chedzoy11.
CHEDZOY11 CHEDZOY 1919 Chedzoy Church
A view of the church from the road with two men wearing caps leaning on the fence, the church extensively covered in ivy.
CHEDZOY12 CHEDZOY The Village, Chedzoy
A view of the crossroads looking down Front Street towards the School.
CHEDZOY13 CHEDZOY 1967 Greetings from Chedzoy
A multi view card showing No1: The school house on Front St, 2: The Post Office on Front St, 3: Council Houses on Higher Rd, 4: the river looking north from Parchey Bridge, 5: south view of the church,
CHEDZOY14 CHEDZOY 1936 Ward Lane, Chedzoy
A very rare view looking North along Ward Lane from in the field opposite the cross in the garden.
CHEDZOY15 CHEDZOY Front Street, Chedzoy
A view from approx the 50’s looking south past the village hall towards the old post office where 2 signs can just be made out protruding from the wall on the building just past the white house on the left in the distance.
CHEDZOY16 CHEDZOY 1898 Entrance to Sedgemoor from Chedzoy
Engraving by Paterson Sc, drawn by REW. Our Own Country Descriptive, Historical, Pictorial"; Published by Cassell and Co. Ltd., London, Paris & Melbourne
CHEDZOY17 CHEDZOY 1908 No legend but is Chedzoy Rectory
A very rare view of the rear, east side, of the rectory building from the garden. Two young girls lie on the grass by the door, and the face of a third can be seen through the glass door.
CHEDZOY18 CHEDZOY 1907 No Legend but is the Manor House Inn
Lovely early photo of the Manor Inn at Chedzoy. Above the door a plaque says ‘ Albert Phillips, licensed to sell ales & beers by retail’. In the road outside is a horse and cart with 6 men around it. One man in particular is rather shorter than the rest and is wearing a distinctive hat rather than the flat caps worn by the others. The man at the front has a clay pipe in his mouth and holds a bottle in his outstretched arm.
CHEDZOY19 CHEDZOY Church from South East, Chedzoy
CHILTP1 Chilton Polden 1920 A Harvest Field Chilton Polden
CHILTP2 Chilton Polden The Priory, Chilton Polden
CHILTP3 Chilton Polden 1974 Chilton Polden
Five views: 1: The Priory on the A39, 2: The Post Office , 3: The Broadway, 4: The Toby Inn on the A39, 5: St Edward’s church.
CHILTP4 Chilton Polden Chilton Polden Church
CHILTP05 Chilton Polden 1908 Chilton Polden
A view of 2 thatched cottages near the junction with Goose Lane.
CHILTP06 Chilton Polden The Priory, Chilton Polden
chiltp07 Chilton Polden School, Chilton Polden
Clevedon01 Clevedon 1908 The Esplanade, Clevedon
Clevedon02 Clevedon 1902 Clevedon, Green Beach
Clevedon03 Clevedon The Pier from Salthouse Point
Clevedon04 Clevedon Pebble beach, Clevedon
Clevedon05 Clevedon Clevedon:Pier Entrance
Clevedon06 Clevedon Clevedon. Parade looking North
coss1 Cossington Cossington
A view along the road looking back towards the triangle.
coss2 Cossington No legend but is of the church
coss3 Cossington 1905 Big Tree, Cossington
A group of children sit under the tree.
coss4 Cossington Cossington
Looking along Middle road near Tivetts farm.
coss05 Cossington 1943 Cossington
A lovely colour view of the triangle and church gates. An old car is parked in the road next o the Old Post Office building.
coss06 Cossington 1870? Cossington.A view of the village
A photo print from an old album believed to date from the 1870’s. This is a general view across the village.
coss07 Cossington 1870? The Manor House
A photo print from an old album believed to date from the 1870’s. The Manor House, a very large house next to the church. A view from the NE.
coss08 Cossington 1870? The Manor House 2
A photo print from an old album believed to date from the 1870’s. The Manor House, a very large house next to the church. A view from the SE.
coss09 Cossington 1870? The Grove
A photo print from an old album believed to date from the 1870’s.
coss10 Cossington 1870? The Church
A photo print from an old album believed to date from the 1870’s. A view from the East.
coss11 Cossington 1870? The Manor House 3
A photo print from an old album believed to date from the 1870’s. The Manor House, a very large house next to the church. A view from the South just in front the church.
coss12 Cossington The Church, Cossington
A view from the SE includes the Manor House behind the church.
coss13 Cossington No Legend but is Cossington Rectory
A lovely view with a big dog lying on the lawn in front the house, looking at the camera.
coss14 Cossington 1915 Church Gates, Cossington
A view from just beyond the triangle, looking west towards the church gates, with a Postman, in uniform, stood there in front of them with a pile of mail in his hands.
coss15 Cossington Cossington
Looking north towards the church gates and Manor road, from just south of the triangle beyond the old Post Office which was on the left.
coss16 Cossington 1911 Cossington
Looking south along Manor road with Locks way branching off to the left. A man stands leaning against the wall of what is now Keepers cottage. He looks like he might be a postman with a letter in his hand, and a satchel over his shoulder, but he wears no uniform, in contrast to the postman in card coss14.
coss17 Cossington 1969 The Post Office, Cossington
View of the post office from the triangle.
coss18 Cossington 1903 Cossington Church
A rare view looking towards the west end of the church, shows the west end of the Manor House complex.
coss19 Cossington Cossington Church
View of the east side all covered in ivy.
coss20 Cossington No legend but is a view of the church & manor house
Nice photo from the south shows the Manor House to the right behind the church.
coss21 Cossington 1964 A photo of the station building from the trackbed
This view, taken on 15th Feb 1964, from the trackbed on the north side of the building, shows the station platform, and the curved banking of the trackbed to the east. The rails and sleepers have been removed.
coss22 Cossington 1910 Cossington House
A rare early view of the house from the south. Nowadays it is known as Cossington Grange. To the east (right) there is a building with an orangery or green house built on to its south side.
From: 'Cossington', A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 8: The Poldens and the Levels (2004)
The Graham family in the person of Sarah Graham had by 1839 acquired an estate of over 150 a. which included a house, later enlarged and named Cossington Grange
Built to the south eastern edge of the village Cossington Grange was originally a plain classical house built by 1822 and probably c. 1806. It is of squared lias with a slate roof, of five bays and two storeys, and faces south. By 1840 a court to the north was bounded on the north by a stable block of brick with stone dressings. In 1863 a double-pile wing in an eclectic 16th-century style was added on the west and included a three-and-a-half storey south tower comprising a nursery suite and a billiard room. A recessed porch in Adam style may have been added to the oldest part of the house in the later 19th century. South-west extensions were made after the Grange became offices for a construction company, and other buildings, including houses, have been erected within the curtilage from the 1950s.
coss23 Cossington Church & Pond, Cossington
coss24 Cossington Cossington Station
A photo looking at the station platform with the line curving off into a cutting to the east.
coss25 Cossington Cossington
Looking towards the Primary School from the crossroads.
curry01 Curry Rivel 1956 St Andrews Church, Currey Rivel
curry02 Curry Rivel Burton Pynsent Monument, Currey Rivel
curry03 Curry Rivel 1936 Sedgemoor from Burton Monument
curry04 Curry Rivel 1927 Currey Rivel Church
curry05 Curry Rivel Currey Rivel Church
curry06 Curry Rivel 1909 St Andrews, Curry Rivel
curry07 Curry Rivel 1919 No legend but is of Red Hill nr CR
curry08 Curry Rivel 1920? Currey Rivel (Aerial view)
A view looking south from the church tower.
curry09 Curry Rivel Cenotaph, Currey Rivel
curry10 Curry Rivel The Church, Curry Rivel
curry11 Curry Rivel 1904 Curry Rivel Church
A very old and quite intriguing picture taken when there were very few trees near the church, and possibly even before the nearest cottages were built. Looking at the scene today it would be almost impossible to re create the photo.
curry12 Curry Rivel 1906 High St, Curry Rivel
A lovely early winter view looking down the main street towards the hill, with a layer of snow everywhere, and all the children are out in the middle of the road to enjoy it. There is a solitary man on a horse and cart and a child with a hand basket almost opposite the King William 1V Inn.
curry13 Curry Rivel 1973 Fore Street, Curry Rivel
Fore Street with W Jackson’s Hardware Store on the left, with the Bell Hotel further on down the hill on the right. The Petrol garage can just be seen a little further on past the right turn.
curry14 Curry Rivel 1959 Greetings from Curry Rivel
A lovely clear photographic card with 5 old views of the village. 1: On High Street looking East into the village with Penny’s shop on the right, next to the phone box. 2: High Street again but looking up out of the village with The Bell Hotel on the right., with the petrol station in the distance 2: High Street from the west end looking down into the centre of the village. 4: The Green, with a farmer having just herded his cattle through. 5: The Church and Green, a lovely view of the row of old cottages next to the church.
curry15 Curry Rivel Curry Rivel, Townsend
A view in the area called ‘Townsend’, looking East towards the village. Note the letter N reversed in the caption on the card. Townsend is on the West side of the village, and these houses are only a few hundred meters past Townsend House, heading out of the village. Most of the houses are still there today, but not the one on the immediate right hand edge. The hedge and fields on the left have long since been replaced by houses and gardens, but the two houses in the distance on the left are still there today.
curry16 Curry Rivel 1907 Curry Rivel, a little beyond North Cottage.
A lovely old view looking along the main road past Townsend cottages on the left.
curry17 Curry Rivel Greetings from Curry Rivel
Five Views; 3 x Fore Street, High Street, The Church & Green.
curry18 Curry Rivel 1909 The Village, Curry Rival
Lovely old pic looking down the hill with a lady, old pram and a bunch of kids.
curry19 Curry Rivel ? Church Street, Curry Rivel
Looking north towards the church with the school building on the left.
curry20 Curry Rivel 1908 The Hill, Curry Rivel
Looking west up the hill with a sign saying’C Stacey,Saddler & Harnesses’ on a building on the right hand side. A horseless cart lies on the roadside and there is a shop on the left further up the road.
curry21 Curry Rivel 1960? War Memorial, Curry Rivel
In the foreground a milestone says ‘ Langport 2, Taunton 11’.
curry22 Curry Rivel Bell Corner, Curry Rivel
Bell corner, so called presumably because of the prominent building on the left which was the Bell Hotel. Across the road on the corner is a shop known to be a drapers and outfitters, although nothing is visible on the shop front in this picture to indicate that.
curry23 Curry Rivel Curry Rivel
A view looking south from the church tower. Similar to 08, but looking further round to the west. Later than 08 as additional buildings are visible.
curry24 Curry Rivel Fore St, Curry Rivel
View looking east down the hill towards several shops on the left hand side B Vickery, and Curry Rival Steak ??. Nearby on the right a sign proclaims Puritan Soap, News of the World, & Lyons Tea.
curry25 Curry Rivel Burton Monument
View of the monument from Burton Mansion.
curry26 Curry Rivel The Mansion,Burton,Curry Rivel
A lovely view of the Mansion which was once the seat of the Earl of Chatham, and where the early years of Lady Hester Stanhope were spent. The Mansion sat near the Burton Pynsent Monument. Believed demolished in the 20th century
curry27 Curry Rivel Burton Pynsent, Curry Rivel
A colour view across the fields looking west towards the monument, which is behind trees, and there is a thatched cottage on this side of the trees.
curry28 Curry Rivel 1916 The Old Cottage, Burton Pynsent
Picture of a small thatched cottage on a hillside?
curry29 Curry Rivel Wiltown, Curry Rival
Wiltown is to the south eastern edge of the village. This view appears to be on the Hambridge road looking NE towards Curry Rivel. The house straight ahead at the junction is Rose cottage, and the road branching off left is Stoney Lane. The gates on the left are the entrance to Wiltown Place. The gable end on the right is Little Wiltown. Beyond Little Wiltown is a barn belonging to Wiltown Farm.
curry30 Curry Rivel 1914 St Andrews church exterior, Curry Rivel
curry31 Curry Rivel 1930 Post Office, Curry Rival
A rather dark picture. The Post Office is down on the left, while a Furnishing store sign appears on the right. A Lyons tea sign just visible down the hill. Two men are working on a drain at the roadside.
curry32 Curry Rivel Curry Rival Church
A large group of young schoolchildren sit on the grass in front the church. All the boys have caps on, and all the girls have summer hats.
curry33 Curry Rivel 1930 The Terrace, Burton Pynsent House
curry34 Curry Rivel 1865? No legend but is a view of the church
A rare Carte de Visit view by C Payne of Langport.
curry35 Curry Rivel 1906 No legend but is a photo of a walking race
A lovely old photo of a walking ‘march’ an annual summer event, described by the writer of the postcard in a note to Miss L Pike of Hatch Beauchamp in April 1906. Postmarked in Curry Rivel, this card is believed to be a view looking north along Stoney lane from the junction with the B3168 at Wiltown.
The scene shows one male walker, accompanied by several men on cycles, and pursued by 3 or 4 more walkers and a multitude of cyclists. The lead cyclist is displaying a white flag with a cross, from his handlebars.
curry36 Curry Rivel Steeplejacks on Burton Monument
View of the monument from the east, shown 2 steeplejacks suspended from the upper platform. Although not posted and hence undated, the photograph has the metallic sheen of an early print circa 1900-1905.
curry37 Curry Rivel 1910 Curry Rivel
Lovely old shot near the church looking north along the east wall towards the Butt Lane Junction. The school room building can be seen on the left with 2 of its windows visible.
curry38 Curry Rivel Burton Monument, Curry Rivel
View of the monument probably from the south east.
curry39 Curry Rivel Fore Street, Curry Rivel
View of the Bell Hotel, on the left, and an outfitters shop on the right.
curry40 Curry Rivel 1943 Birds Eye View of Village
curry41 Curry Rivel Curry Rivel
View looking towards the church.
curry42 Curry Rivel 1973 High Street, Curry Rivel
dunball01 Dunball 1906 General View Dunball
Elevated view of the station, signalbox, and the branch line running to the wharf.
dunball02 Dunball 1906 Down North Express Dunball 1003 No 45
An unknown type 4-6-0 heads south on the down line through Dunball station. Looking north from the up platform with the old cement works to the rhs of the line.
dunball03 Dunball 1905 No 38 Dunball local train 1905 996
A 4-2-2 heads north on the up line. Shows the old up & downline station platforms, the signal box, and the branch line going off to the Wharf on the river Parrett.
Probably a Midland railway 115 Class 4-2-2, built Derby 1896-99.(Classic British Steam Locos, P56)
dunball04 Dunball 1908 No 46 Local train at Dunball 1004
A 2-4-0 heads south. Probably a Midland railway 156 Class 2-4-0, built Derby 1866-74. (Classic British Steam Locos, P20)
dunball05 Dunball 1907 No35 'Malta' at Dunball Local train 993
Train ‘Malta’ heading north through the station with signalbox behind. This was a 4-4-0 City or 3700class, No3407 (later 3707) From greatwestern.org.uk……..3707 Malta. Rebuilt from 'Atbara' class engine number 3407 November 1908. Superheater fitted October 1910. May 1922 shed allocation Shrewsbury. Last shed allocation Bristol Bath Road. Withdrawn April 1929.
dunball06 Dunball 1900 No 44 Down Mail train near Dunball 1002
A 4-2-2 Train heading south, just north of Dunball station. Probably a Midland railway 115 Class 4-2-2, built Derby 1896-99.(Classic British Steam Locos, P56)
dunball07 Dunball Dunball(GWR)
A photo showing the old downside platform with the Gents brick building next to the Dunball sign.
dunball08 Dunball 1962 Dunball south platform
A photo print shows the down, south platform complete with signal, men’s toilet and wooden building. A sign behind the building says ‘Castle Hill Quarry’ ?
dunball09 Dunball Dunball
A superb old print looking north on the up platform, shows the station master and his little dog, another railway worker, and another standing on the steps of the signal box. The cement works buildings can be seen on the right hand side, and a tall chimney, probably at ‘Boards Buildings’, behind the signal box.
dunball10 Dunball River Parrett, Dunball
Extremely rare view of the west end of the Polden hills at Dunball showing the cement works on the hill. Also visible is Dunball signal box and station buildings.
dunball11 Dunball The cement Works, Dunball
Print from a postcard shows the John Board & Company Portland Cement and Blue Lias Lime Works on the east side of the railway on the end of the Polden Hills.
dunball12 Dunball c1930 Dunball South
dunball13 Dunball c1930 Dunball North
dunball14 Dunball c1930 Dunball looking South
dunball15 Dunball c1930 Dunball looking ??
DUNSTER1 Dunster 1905 Dunster
edington01 Edington 1906 Edington
edington02 Edington The Church Edington(Somt)
edington03 Edington 1964 A photo of 2204 at Edington Burtle station
Engine 2204 with 2 carriages waits on the north side of the island platform, on a single track. Many pictures show 2 tracks here? This view is looking NW past the crossing keepers cottage on the right hand side, now known as Station cottage, and was probably taken from the road crossing just south of the Railway Hotel, now known as the Tom Mogg Inn at Burtle. On the south side of the island platform the Bridgwater branch line terminated, but it also joined the Glastonbury to Burnham line just beyond the waiting train.
greinton01 Greinton Greinton Rectory
greinton02 Greinton St Michaels Church, Greinton
greinton03 Greinton Elm café, Greinton, Nr Bridgwater, Som
A Christmas card with a view of the café. The owners who created the card were Mr & Mrs Fred Males. The café was attached to the Greinton Service Station.
greinton04 Greinton Greylake Restaurant & Country club
Interesting advertising card refers to Bryan and Joyce Edgell, Tel: Ashcott328, Greinton, nr Bridgwater, Somerset.
The Greylake Restaurant and Country Club had opened by 1953 and in 1997 was known as the Greylake inn.
(From: 'Moorlinch', A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 8: The Poldens and the Levels (2004), pp. 125-134.)
highbr01 Highbridge 1906 Market Street Highbridge
Lovely old view of the town clock looking down market street.
highbr02 Highbridge 1905 Lower Church Street Highbridge
Super view looking south down church street, with bunting across the road. One horse and cart visible in the distance.
highbr03 Highbridge 1907 Market Street Highbridge
Lovely colour shot showing several horse and carts, the ‘Highbridge Echo’ printing works shop, Hickmans drug stores, the Rose & Crown Inn, and another shop Hilton or Milton. A board outside Hickmans, advertises the Allan Line, offering passage by boat to Canada, and the shop window shows three Bovril adds.
highbr04 Highbridge 1905 Highbridge, GWR Station
View looking north along the mainline station, with the station master William Keedwell, and a number of gentlemen waiting on the platform as the train arrives on the downline to Bridgwater.
highbr05 Highbridge 1910 No43 Down 'Dutchman' near Highbridge 1001
An unidentified type 4-6-0 Train with a bridge across the lines in the background.
highbr06 Highbridge 1908 Corn Hill, Highbridge
View of the Cornhill looking south from Church road, shows the famous clock in the middle of the junction. A horse and cart loaded with beer barrels, stands outside the George Hotel on the left. To the south side of the clock are 2 shop fronts, J Tyler, General Ironmonger (Stoves, Ranges, Baths & Fittings), and Jones Sewing Machines. On the right, opposite the George hotel, is a hairdressers shop identified only by the stripped, angled pole fixed to the wall. On the wall on the right a sign days’ Lloyds News, Sold everywhere in town’, and ‘The People’.
highbr07 Highbridge 1905 Highbridge, Church Street
A superb old view looking north on Church Street from the clock. On the right, Frost Bros shop shows signs saying ‘Frys cocoa and chocolate’, then the Highbridge Bacon Factory, then the George Hotel. Further down on the left hand side, after the railway crossing gates over the road, a sign on the side of a house says, J Coombes. Various children and people in the road, one horse stands patiently harnessed to a cart. The ‘Burnham & Evercreech’ branch line crossed the road heading past Highbridge wharf towards Burnham station. The crossing gates are already across the road so a train was imminant. The footbridge can just be seen on the right just beyond the George Hotel.
highbr08 Highbridge 1958 A view of Highbridge branch line Station.
Highbridge Junction. A black & white print of the ‘Burnham & Evercreech’ branch line with a train standing at one platform on the Highbridge station, being attended to by several station personnel. This picture is believed to be looking SE in the direction of Glastonbury. The line headed out SE along the river Brue, then at Churchland Farm, just west of the road at Bason Bridge, the line swung round to go almost due East to head towards Glastonbury again alongside the river Brue.
highbr09 Highbridge 1933 A view of Highbridge branch line Station.
Highbridge Junction. A black & white print from the platform of the S & D station. This view looks towards a train coming from Burnham, that is just about to cross the Bristol to Exeter mainline and go under the roadbridge then the footbridge. Two advertisments for ‘Newburys’, furniture, carpet & curtains, and ‘Pears’ can be seen. The controlling signal box on the right, Highbridge A. The approaching train is possibly a 0-6-0 Fowler.
highbr10 Highbridge 1905 Highbridge Wharf
Lovely old photo of sailing boats tied up at the wharf
highbr11 Highbridge Arms of Highbridge with station views
Early 1900’s coloured double viewed card shows the top view of the GWR station, and the bottom view of the S&D JR station.
GWR station is a view looking south towards the platforms beyond the footbridge
S&D JR station. Appears to be an elevated view possibly from a footbridge, looking straight along the station platform towards the Carriage & Wagon Sheds in the distance.
GWR station. An unusual view from the trackbed where the S& D line crosses over, looking south towards Bridgwater with a train coming into the station on the Highbridge side up line.
highbr12 Highbridge 1962 Engine 41242 at Highbridge station
An interesting view of a train arriving from Evercreech Junction at platform No 5. Highbridge carriage works are visible in the background.
highbr13 Highbridge 1910 High Street, Highbridge
A lovely view looking north along High st. R M Fisher music stores on the right, then the Highbridge Bacon factory Ltd, then the George Hotel. Horse and carts and children in the street.
highbr14 Highbridge 1962 Highbridge S&DJ looking east
A black & white print shows 41242 on the left and 2204 on the right, both with just 2 carriages. In the background can be seen the extensive carriage works buildings.
highbr15 Highbridge S & D Station Highbridge
View from S&D platform looking towards the road bridge
highbr16 Highbridge No legend but is a photo of the S&D station
Almost identical view to the S&D view in Highbr11, with probably a 40yr gap. The original steel pedestrian bridge is now replaced with a concrete one. Gas lamps have given way to electric lighting, and concrete platform walls replaced with iron railings. Three large engine sheds in the distance look much the same.
highbr17 Highbridge 1962 Church Street & Town Clock, Highbridge
Interesting view looking north along Church street with the original Victorian clock in the foreground. A Ford Consol, followed by a Hillman Minx, make their way towards the camera, the only 2 cars on the road at 11-30am.
highbr18 Highbridge 190? The Wharf, Highbridge
View of the wharf looking NW, shows the extensive wall along the north side of the wharf, the Old River Brue, that ran to the north of the New Clyse and the cattle market. There are at least 4 steam cranes on rails, and 4 boats moored up.
highbr19 Highbridge 1960 43593 at Highbridge, Somerset. Aug 1960
Steam train 43593 with 2 carriages coming into Highbridge West station from Glastonbury.
highbr20 Highbridge No Legend but is a view of the clock
Highbridge Clock, "The Three Faced Liar". The original Victorian clock was destroyed on the 8th March 1964, when it was hit by a lorry. A newly designed electric clock positioned between two bollards replaced it; this latter had 3 faces and often each face told a different time, hence the clock became known as "the Three Faced Liar". In 1972 the clock was re-sited on derelict ground. Behind the clock can be seen John Tylers Grocers Merchants and Ironmongers store.
highbr21 Highbridge Cornhill and Town clock, Highbridge
A superb photographic card looking from the old bridge towards, from l to r, the George Hotel, the Highbridge Bacon Factory, RM Fisher & Co music stores, and the India & China Tea Co. On the left is a building ?? Morris, with an old car Reg No HT1160 parked outside.
highbr22 Highbridge Highbridge 2 view postcard
Early 1900’s, unused, coloured card, depicting 2 views. Top view is the Cornhill, looking north along Church Street with a fine close up view of the 3 sided clock complete with 3 gas lamps. Bottom view is Market Street, looking east towards the railway, with Lewis Boot maker’s shop on the right hand side and the bank building immediately on the left.
highbr23 Highbridge Church Street, Highbridge from Memorial
Looking south along Church Street towards the clock junction.
highbr24 Highbridge Highbridge 4 view pic
highbr25 Highbridge Highbridge East signal box
Probably taken from the footbridge on Church Street looking west along Newtown Road.
highbr26 Highbridge Highbridge, St Johns Church from SE
Early view of the church complete with spire.
highbr27 Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street
Looking south along Church Street towards the clock.
highbr28 Highbridge 1917 Highbridge. A view of market street from the railway bridge
Lovely old quality photographic picture looking west along Market street from the railway bridge. On the left a building is signed ‘Cheese Auction’. In the centre is the Coopers Arms, and in the distance you can just make out the old clock at the junction. On the right next to the bridge incline is a pond or large ditch, and just to the right of that is a lane lined on each side with wooden posts. A man in working clothes and waistcoat walks ahead of his horse which is pulling a heavy load on a 2 wheeled cart over the bridge. The two storied square brick building on the right with a sign facing the road, was the Railway Hotel Spirit Vaults, with the Railway Hotel building just behind and to the right of it. This last bit of info came from a photo from Will Atwell via Burnham P&P Facebook Page.
highbr29 Highbridge Aerial view of Highbridge
highbr30 Highbridge Highbridge Church
highbr31 Highbridge High St, Highbridge
View looking south to the clock and John Tylers shop from the road next to FT Bawdens shop that produced this card. Presumably it’s Mr Bawden stood in the doorway.
highbr32 Highbridge 1924 Clyce Road & Locks, Highbridge
View from the main road bridge looking west toward the Clyce, with the buildings of Clyce Road along the right hand side.
highbr33 Highbridge The Hotel& New Bridge, Highbridge
Georges Bristol Beers says the large sign at the top of this building, which at that time was simply known as ‘The Hotel’. The three faced clock, just to the right of the hotel in the distance, gives the time as 1-20 as a double decker bus makes its way towards the junction.
highbr34 Highbridge 1966 Highbridge Gwr platform, 41283
highbr35 Highbridge 1925? Highbridge from the GWR Station
Looking towards Highbridge with ‘The Coopers Arms’ on the left.
highbr36 Highbridge 1906 Highbridge from Bristol Bridge
Very rare view looking south towards the Burnham Junction from the GWR Bristol road bridge.
highbr37 Highbridge Church Street, Highbridge.
Early coloured card looking north along Church Street with J Stinner, Provision Dealer & Cheese Factor shop on the right. Just horses and carts on the street.
highbr38 Highbridge Highbridge Cemetary
Rare and unusual view looking towards the entrance gate with the spire of the church to the right.
highbr39 Highbridge Church Street, Highbridge
Similar view to highbr37 but a few buildings further north. On the right is a newsagents shop then the shop of FW Wells, Family Butcher. Opposite that on the left a flag proclaims ‘Coffee Tavern’, just before the gate posts to the church.
hham01 HIGH HAM High ham church
hham02 HIGH HAM High Ham
hham03 HIGH HAM High Ham
hham04 HIGH HAM 1930 The Rectory, High Ham
hham05 HIGH HAM Village Green High Ham
Shows two girls stood on the green and three others sat on a seat.
hham06 HIGH HAM 1936 Ham Court High Ham
hham07 HIGH HAM 1975 The Village Green, High Ham
hham08 HIGH HAM Village Green, High Ham
hham09 HIGH HAM High Ham
Lovely old quality photographic view of Manor Farm buildings on the right. Note there are no electricity poles and wires as in the similar view hham22.
hham10 HIGH HAM 1953 High Ham
hham11 HIGH HAM The Green, High Ham
hham12 HIGH HAM High Ham
A really nice old photographic card shows Elm Tree Farm, which is located on the school road near the junction with Burrow Lane. This view looking south shows a group of young children standing near a duckpond that ran along the roadside, and an older boy quite close to the cameraman.
hham13 HIGH HAM 193? Mill Road, High Ham
A view looking west into the village along Mill road with the first group of 3 new houses on the right. A horse and cart approaches in the distance.
hham14 HIGH HAM Henley, High Ham
Looking east along the road leading to Henley at the junction at the bottom of the hill, north from High Ham. The house on the left hand side was Ball’s Farm on OS 1900 maps .A man, a woman, and a little girl are in the garden of a lovely thatched cottage on the right hand side, named as Henley House on OS 1900 maps, but now known as Windsor Farm. The road goes north to Pedwell away to the left.
hham15 HIGH HAM 1924 High Ham Schools
Wonderful photo showing at least 56 pupils sitting on the front wall of the school playground. Must be loads of grandpas & grandmas here.
hham16 HIGH HAM 1941 The Court, High Ham
hham17 HIGH HAM The Church High Ham
hham18 HIGH HAM The Green, High Ham
hham19 HIGH HAM St Andrews Church High Ham
hham20 HIGH HAM 1922 No legend but is a view across the green to the church
hham21 HIGH HAM High Ham. Multi View
Five views, Glastonbury Tor from High Ham, The Village Green, The Windmill, The Village including a view of the Kings Head Inn, St Andrew’s Church.
hham22 HIGH HAM 1965 The Village, High Ham
Looking along the road that leads to the Kings Head Inn. The buildings on the right hand side are probably Manor Farm as identified on OS1900 maps.
hham23 HIGH HAM No legend but is a view of the church
South view of the church from the road.
hham24 HIGH HAM No legend but is the Rectory
Lovely view from the south shows the large greenhouse/conservatory on the south side.
hham25 HIGH HAM 1929 The Green, High Ham
Nice view with an old parked car YC2254 in the view. On the right a notice board stands in a house garden, titled ‘Police Station’.
hham26 HIGH HAM The School, High Ham
Looking west towards the village green, with the church on the left and a building in the rectory grounds just beyond the school on the left.
hham27 HIGH HAM Greetings from High Ham
A lovely early, quality photographic card with 4 views of High Ham and 2 views of Low Ham Church. This card is in the same style as mzoy10, a photographic card with a brown metallic hue, with very finely detailed small inset photos. The views are as follows, clockwise from top left: 1: Looking north along the road towards the Kings Head Inn, a similar view as in hham09: 2: View inside the church looking towards the altar: 3: The village green looking towards the Post Office: 4: Low Ham church, west end, from the road: 5: South aspect of High Ham Church from the green: 6: South aspect of Low Ham Church from in the field:
huntsp01 Huntspill 1908 Huntspill village, Highbridge
A lovely early coloured view of the junction at the Crossways Inn looking north towards Highbridge.
huntsp02 Huntspill 1907 Huntspill Sea Walls
Interesting view of the mud banks on the river Parrett estuary a few miles south of Burnham on Sea.
knowle01 KNOWLE The Lodge Knowle
The Lodge at the entrance to Knowle Hall near Bawdrip. The gates are no longer there, nor are the slightly shorter outer stone pillars that were once connected by about 20ft of iron fencing to each of the stone gate pillars. The Lodge looks to have been extended forward towards the road covering the area where those pillars once stood (Also see knowle09)
knowle02 KNOWLE Knowle Hall Gates, Bawdrip
The old pillars and gates forming the entrance to Knowle Hall, that stood near the lodge at the junction of the A39 next to Crandon bridge. The Lodge buildings would have been to the left of these gates.
knowle03 KNOWLE The Hall Knowle
A lovely view of the south front of the building. Knowle hall was built in the 1830’s, with the park established around the house by 1886. (Ref: A History of the County of Somerset Vol V1)
knowle04 KNOWLE The Silver Fish Café, Knowle
Taken from the Puriton turning looking south across Crandon Bridge. This was formerly a dwelling known as Crandon House according to OS 1884/87 maps. At the left side can be seen one of the 2 fenced bush/tree triangles that used to sit in front of Knowle Hall entrance gates. (See knowle09) Had you wanted to go in the direction of Glastonbury you would have kept to the left of the 2 triangles.
knowle05 KNOWLE No legend but is a pic of the Tower.
Knowle Tower, a sham castle built for Benjamin Greenhill in 1870, stood on the hill above Knowle Hall. From the position of the tree shadows the view may be of the southern side of the castle but remains to be confirmed. Also see a distant view of the castle from the SE, on a Bawdrip postcard bawdr10.jpg.
knowle06 KNOWLE The Tower from Bawdrip
A portion of the postcard ‘bawdrip10’, which contains a distant view of the east side of the tower from New Road in Bawdrip.
knowle07 KNOWLE Knowle Tower, Bawdrip
A view of the ‘Tower’ in Knowle Park, looking North East towards Knowlehill farm in the distance. The eastern tower looks intact and has some kind of aerial or flagpole at the top.
knowle08 KNOWLE 1915 Knowle Hall
View of the hall from the south similar to knowle 03.
knowle09 KNOWLE 1915 Lodge Gates Knowle
A long since forgotten view of the grand pillared entrance to Knowle Hall, and the junction at Crandon Bridge as it then was, taken from the centre of the road on the north side of the bridge. Looking at OS 1900 maps you can clearly see the old road layout was somewhat different to today, there were 2 triangles containing hedge and trees surrounded by metal fencing between the entrance gates and the bridge. If you came down Puriton hill and were travelling towards Glastonbury you passed to the left of the triangles so they were on your right. If you were heading for Bridgwater you passed to the right of them so they were on your left. Lodge & Hall traffic entered & exited between them. Besides the stone gate pillars that survive to this day, there were a further two slightly shorter stone pillars each side connected by iron railings. The old road layout was eventually changed in 1971 to improve access to the new M5 motorway. As of Dec 2011 it is being changed again. All in all this is a very rare view of the grand entrance to the lodge and hall and the unusual road layout that used to exist at this junction.
knowle10 KNOWLE The Old Kitchen, The Silver Fish, Knowle, Bridgwater
A very rare postcard view of the inside of the Silver Fish, showing the old kitchen. This appears to have had a large open fireplace but looks as though it was being used at the time for guests to have afternoon teas and cakes, as the two small tables are set with table cloths, flower vase and cutlery.
langport01 Langport 1940 Bow Street, Langport
langport02 Langport 1913 West Station, Langport
A view probably from the footbridge, looking down on Langport West station. A train is waiting on the east (down) platform with 4 carriages and a guards van, waiting to head off towards Martock for Yeovil. To the left of the station can be seen several sidings filled with goods wagons. The line, which opened in 1853, came off the Exeter to Bristol mainline at Durston, and ran through Langport West to Yeovil.
langport03 Langport 1913 Hanging Chapel, Langport
A lovely colour view from the east side of the chapel.
langport04 Langport Langport from All Saints Church
Interesting view looking west from All Saints church tower, shows the rhine across Little Moor/ Northstreet Moor.
langport05 Langport 1904 All Saints church and the hill, Langport from the Parret.
langport06 Langport 1915? Langport Station in time of flood
Steam train No 511, with one goods wagon, 3 passenger carriages and a guards van, standing in about 2ft of floodwater at Langport West station. The ‘Railway Hotel’ can be seen just to the right of the front of the engine. A crowd of people on the bridge are looking down at the train. The driver is bending over the side of the engine looking down at the water.
langport07 Langport 1958? Langport West Station
A view from a carriage window looking south along the flooded line at Langport West station. The west(up) side platform shows the signal box and two stacks of milk churns, and a woman and a child waiting by the shelter. A footbridge can be seen crossing the line above the carriages.
langport08 Langport 1908 Langport
A lovely coloured view from near Frog lane, just below Herds Hill, looking east along the road towards the town. A single horse and cart trundles down the road. To the right of the bridge can be seen several railway goods wagons marked ‘Sully & Co’.
langport09 Langport The Avenue, Langport
The avenue looking towards the main line bridge over the road heading into the town. The underside of the bridge can just be made out at the end of the road beneath the tree canopy.
langport10 Langport 1905 Langport, Floods of 1894
Two men standing in small boats floating down the main street.
langport11 Langport 1909 Cheapside, Langport
langport12 Langport 1912 Langport from the Moor
A view from the field looking east towards the church on the hill. A bowler hatted man (probably the photographers assistant) lies amongst the buttercups, and several children can be seen on the footpath. On the extreme left side of the picture can be seen the banking of Portlake rhine that came across the moor to the back of the Town Hall building. There appears to be a walled footbridge across it.
Note written on the back says’ First train to travel on the line from Castle Carey to Langport’. Work on this line started in 1904, and the line was opened in 1906.This station closed in 1962. Other info says that the 1st Non stop train (Directors & Press) from Paddington to Plymouth passing Langport East 29th June 1906. Engine is one of the French Atlantics.
Lovely old card shows 4 very early small views of the town, and for some reason one of them is a view of Burrowbridge bridge and the mump?
A view of the church from the river bridge.
langport17 Langport 1904 The Hill, Langport
A lovely early view looking West from the hill, with just a lone cyclist in the middle of the road looking at the cameraman.
langport18 Langport 1907 The Hill, Langport (colour)
Similar to the above No17 but in colour.
langport19 Langport 1907 The Hill, Langport, from the river.
An early view of Whatley hill, probably from the Huish bridge area, shows several clumps of large trees where buildings are situated today.
langport20 Langport 1905 All Saints Langport
langport21 Langport 1912 The Hill, Langport
Lovely view out across the town to the railway bridge and viaduct over the river Parrett in the distance.
langport22 Langport 1907 The Hanging Chapel, Langport
A large group of school children stand in the road posing for the photo. The building was a school at one time.
langport23 Langport 1905 The Hanging Chapel, Langport
The east side of the hanging chapel in glorious colour.
langport24 Langport Langport from the Moors
An rare and unusual hand coloured view of the wide Portlake rhine or Catchwater that used to run SE across Little Moor in towards the back of the town hall, which is the building near the right edge with the bell tower on the roof. This water course is no longer visible, in filled in 1966 the moor seems flat today. The overflow sluice set into the bank on the right, can be made out on OS1900 maps.
langport25 Langport 1906 Langport
View of All Saints church on the hill and Whatley hill to the left with just 4 trees on it.
langport26 Langport The Bridge Langport
Unusual view of the south side of the 3 arched bridge. An old car appears to be parked on the left side of the bridge, and 3 men and 2 women are looking over the wall towards the photographer. On the Bow Street Wharf buildings a sign proclaims’ Langport Arms Hotel. AA garage.’
langport27 Langport The Bridge Langport
A rarely seen view of Bow Bridge looking towards Bradfords & sons building, with carriages in the siding next to it. The unusual swing footbridge, leading to the second floor door in Westover house can be seen in position. Part of the old mechanism is still there today.
langport28 Langport 1924 The Old Bridge, Langport
langport29 Langport Langport Parish Church
langport30 Langport Langport from All Saints Church
Almost certainly the same photo as langport04. A lovely view looking North West from the church tower out over the town towards Bow bridge over the river Parrett.
langport31 Langport 1904 Interior, All Saints, Langport
A very early view of the church interior. The picture occupies half the front of the card, with the other half for the message. All the rear is taken up with the address. The view is looking towards the west window, with the font at the end of the pews.
langport32 Langport The Hanging Chapel, Langport
An early view taken from the east side.
langport33 Langport 1951 All Saints, Langport
A nice view of the church from the west side near the hill.
langport34 Langport The Hill, Langport
Similar view to langport17 & 18, looking NW out over the town.
langport35 Langport Bow Street, Langport
Shows many people stood on the pavement looking at the photographer. A boy pushes a handcart up the deserted road. At the butchers shop of WC Calder the proprietor stands in the doorway. Next shop along a sign says ‘Jones’, Rock light oil engines, and below it GB Atyeo. The time is 1-27pm.
langport36 Langport 1943 Priest Lane, Langport
A man standing next to his bike poses for the photographer in front of a building with a clock that shows the time at 11-42am.
langport37 Langport North St, Langport
Lovely old colour card shows two young girls in their white summer dresses and a lone horse and cart waiting, with bags of coal on it, on the roadside.
Four views of old Langport including a rare view of the ‘GWR Viaduct’
langport40 Langport 1965 Langport from White Hill
This view is probably from the Aller road just above Combe.
langport41 Langport All Saints Church, Langport
An old Austin car is parked up, reg No ANO 235
langport42 Langport 1904 Cheapside, Langport
langport43 Langport 1920 The Hill Langport
Looking up the hill from about half way, with a delivery horse and trap parked sideways across the road, with a man holding the horse.
A lovely print of an old photo from 1894.
langport45 Langport Langport Floods
Another view of Langport West station taken in flood. This photo though, is taken on the East platform and looks along the line past the station buildings, and under the bridge into the distance. Many details look different to the 1894 pic, no brick built signal box on east platform (moved to west platform?), station building chimney changed(at south end there were 2 chimneys together previously but now combined into a double chimney), no huts alongside the bridge on the east platform, a wall built across the south entrance to the station building …..
A view of the chapel from the West side.
langport47 Langport 1916 Cheapside, Langport
Two horse and cart pass on the road out side the Langport Arms Hotel.
langport48 Langport North St, Langport
An old car reg No PYC 62 is parked opposite the Black Swan Inn.
langport49 Langport 1942 The Hanging Chapel, Langport
A man stands in the road by the hanging chapel.
langport50 Langport 1905 North St, Langport
Lovely old photographic card looking North on North Street past the Black Swan Inn on the left, where two locals stand in the doorway.
A sign high up on a building on the right says’ Yandle & sons, ??? contractor, Langport & Martock’.
langport51 Langport 1950? No legend but is a view of Langport West station
A lovely view of a passenger train with just 2 carriages, coming in to the station from Curry Rival Junction, on the down side under the road bridge and the passenger bridge.
langport52 Langport Cheapside Langport
Super view circa 1910, of a bunch of people stood in the road below the clock, and several carts are in the road beyond. A sign on the left says Liptons teas. Hanging on the same wall are some wickerwork seats, obviously for sale. On the right is an extensive array of pillars and walls and a drinking fountain, at the entrance to what is now the car park and shops.
langport53 Langport Huish Episcopi Church Langport
langport54 Langport All Saints, Langport
A view from inside the church looking to the east window and the altar.
langport55 Langport 1912 Langport, 4 view card
View 1: Bow Street with a wonderful photo full of people who have stopped to pose for the photographer, mostly outside A Coates shop on the right. View 2 is a nice pic of Langport West staion during the flood of Dec 1910, View 3 the Hanging Chapel, View 4 View on the river, Langport from the south.
langport56 Langport All Saints Church, Langport
A rare south view of the church from the graveyard. A stone tomb in the foreground say’s ‘John Prankerd, surgeon, died 1896, Julia Maria Prankerd his wife died 1898. Maria Louisa their daughter died 1843’.
langport57 Langport 1908 Council Schools, Langport Somerset
Lovely photographic shot of the old school now opposite the new Tesco store on North st. Several groups of children pose for the photographer in the road and on the school railings.
langport58 Langport No Legend but is a photo of Langport West Station
Good view showing the full frontal side facing the railway line, with housing in the background on Westover, to the west of the river bridge. Shows the footbridge to the north of the station building next to the road bridge.
langport59 Langport Bow St, Langport
Similar to view 1 in langport55 above. This view looking along Bow Street towards Bow bridge, shows some activity, a horse and cart, a cyclist and people walking. To the right is the shop of H Coate, and to the left is a Confectioners shop.
Interesting view looking west from just beyond the hotel
langport61 Langport 1913 North St, Langport
Looking north with the Black Swan Inn on the left.
langport62 Langport 1921 North St, Langport
Looking North from a point just south of the school,with a headmistress and a group of young school girls posing for the camera under an old gas lamp. To the right a horse and cart stands waiting opposite the shop of J Goolson?. In the distance the mainline bridge can just be glimpsed.
langport63 Langport 1957 4143 at Langport East station
Photo print of 4143 with 2 coaches at Langport East station.
langport64 Langport 1910 Bow Street, Langport
Coloured version of langport35
langport65 Langport The Bow, Langport
View looking west on Bow Street over the Little Bow Bridge(The hump in the foreground). On the left Bakers & Confectioners, then the Market House Inn, then the Angel Inn. An old car with trailer parked on the left with Reg TK 6292. Also to the left the pillars and gates to ??? On the right parked in the road is a motorcycle and sidecar.
langport66 Langport View on the river at Langport
Lovely old colour view looking up towards Whatley Hill and the church from the river bank just north of Huish Bridge. Whatley Hill, to the left, is devoid of any buildings at all.
langport67 Langport 1905 Hanging Chapel, Langport, before 1887
Old view looking east on the west side of the chapel.
langport68 Langport 1962 Langport west, 5563 arriving
A b&w photo showing 5563 arriving from Yeovil, heading for Taunton,
langport69 Langport Hanging Chapel Langport
Interesting view shows Huish church through the archway.
langport70 Langport 1830 Langport Somersetshire
Engraving c1830. A view looking north east towards All Saints church on the hill, with St Mary’s church tower, Huish at the extreme right. The hill just beyond the ‘lake’ is probably Whatley hill, so the flat area to the left of the lake is probably Cockle Moor.
langport71 Langport 1907 The Church, Langport
An interesting old picture shows a man near the church holding a bicycle and a dog. Nearer the camera stand 2 men and a dog next to a delivery horse and cart.
Another view of the old school now opposite the new Tesco store on North st.
langport73 Langport Langport: 5 views
Centre view: Point where river Isle splits off from river Parrett, near Huish bridge. Shows a small stone bridge no longer there. Top left view: All Saints Church. Top right view: St Mary’s Church, Huish Episcopi. Btm right view: Cheapside showing an old Austin A30 or A35. Btm left view: The Hanging chapel.
Rare view of the church from across the road. Old Manor Farm is the building on the right.
The A39 Glastonbury road at the junction to Shapwick, in 1912. One cyclist stands holding his machine in the middle of the road, while in the distance a workman is breaking stones for the road surface, working on one of several heaps of stone placed along the grass verge. The road sign says ‘Shapwick & Westhay’.
LOXLEY2 Loxley woods Swains Jumps,Loxley wood
LOXLEY3 Loxley woods 1942 Loxley woods with lone car in distance
lyng01 LYNG View of Lyng
Looking east out of East Lyng towards Burrowbridge A cart stands loaded with boxes. A man walks down the rough unkempt single track road.
martock01 Martock 1910 Martock Station
View of the station building looking south east from the signal box. A porter sits on the edge of the platform. An advert mentions W & A Gilbey.
View from Church road looking north towards the school.
Classic photo of the school, children in the playground and in the road, and an old motorcycle parked in the road. One of the views shown in mzoy10.
Slightly blurred view of post office corner with milk churns on a stand.
MZOY05 MIDDLEZOY 1906 Middlezoy Church
View looking north up main road towards J Bown’s shop. Quite early view as electricity poles had only 2 struts.
Lovely view of thatched houses near post office corner.
MZOY09 MIDDLEZOY 1917 Sweet Solitude
Classic 7 view card of the village. Each view is a postcard in its own right.
View inside the church looking towards the altar. Hymns 421, 221, 424, 223 listed on wall plaque.
mzoy12 MIDDLEZOY View looking South from Middlezoy Church Tower
Wonderful colour photo looking out over the village down along church road in a south westerly direction. The old water pump or well in the foreground
mzoy13 MIDDLEZOY Holy Cross Church Middlezoy
mzoy14 MIDDLEZOY 1927 The School,Middlebury
View looking up church road from the side of the school wall, with a mis spelt name of ‘Midllebury’ on the card.
mzoy15 MIDDLEZOY Church Road, Middlezoy
Another view looking north up church road, but from further south.
mzoy16 MIDDLEZOY 1910? Birds Eye View of Middlezoy
Amazingly detailed b & w view from the tower. Another view from mzoy10 similar to mzoy12. The old mission hall, next to the post office can be clearly seen, as can the many haystacks and many other features.
mzoy17 MIDDLEZOY Middlezoy Village Somerset
A view looking ‘up’ from post office corner.
mzoy18 MIDDLEZOY 1949 Middlezoy, Photo of. Not a postcard
mzoy19 MIDDLEZOY 1949 Middlezoy, Photo of. Not a postcard
mzoy20 MIDDLEZOY 1949 Middlezoy, Photo of. Not a postcard
mzoy21 MIDDLEZOY 1949 Middlezoy, Photo of. Not a postcard
mzoy22 MIDDLEZOY 1905? Middlezoy
An interesting view of where main road meets the Bridgwater to Othery road. The old thatched house shown on the corner is no longer there.
mzoy23 MIDDLEZOY 1898 Sedgemoor from Middlezoy
View looking out over towards Bridgwater and Westonzoyland from Windmill hill. Two men with scythes cutting grass.
mzoy24 MIDDLEZOY Middlezoy
View looking north along church road, with the school and then the church in the distance. A haycart being pulled by one horse, and 7 children standing in the road. Similar view to Mzoy15, but earlier, as trees are much smaller and younger, also there are no electricity poles or wires in this view.
mzoy25 MIDDLEZOY 1915 Interior of Church Middlezoy
A view showing the inside of the church looking towards the altar. Includes the panel showing hymn numbers, 479, 290, 182, 541. No 6 from mzoy10 ‘Greetings from Middlezoy’.
mzoy26 MIDDLEZOY Middlezoy(a view on moor road/A372 corner)
A view looking up Main Road (Pound Road) from the junction on the A372 & Moor Road. A road sign on the wall indicates that the A372 goes through the village at the ‘Townsend’ part of the village, along Main Road. According to ‘A History of the County of Somerset, Vol 8’, the route across the aerodrome to Westonzoyland was closed off from 1943 to 1969, so the postcard must be from within that period.
mzoy27 MIDDLEZOY Coats farm, Middlezoy
mzoy28 MIDDLEZOY Country Round, Middlezoy
A view of Middlezoy from the ‘old’ road about half a mile before reaching Thorngrove
mzoy29 MIDDLEZOY Greetings from Middlezoy(5 views)
A multi view card showing 4 views of ‘the village’, and 1 of ‘Holy Cross Church’.
mzoy30 MIDDLEZOY The Church, Middlezoy
mzoy31 MIDDLEZOY Middlezoy Village Somerset
A view coming into the village from Westonzoyland.
mzoy32 MIDDLEZOY No legend but is a view of the church
A view from the south shows the corner of a building where the new graveyard now lies.
mzoy33 MIDDLEZOY Middlezoy
Thatched cottages on post office corner.
mzoy34 MIDDLEZOY c1938 J Bown's Stores on Main Road.
An old photo giving a splendid view of ‘The Stores’, as it was known. Attached to the family house, it was run mainly by Mrs. Annie Bown, wife of Mr James Bown, whose name appears on the shop sign. Various old advertising signs are fixed to the walls, including, Mansion Polish, Colmans mustard & Starch, Lyons tea, Biggs ???, Brooke Bond tea, Lifebuoy soap, and others.
mzoy35 MIDDLEZOY c1911 Coronation cottage, Main Road.
Coronation cottage was to the east of James Bown’s Shop, ‘The Stores’ along main road.
mzoy36 MIDDLEZOY Middlezoy Village, Somerset
This view, looking north towards the crossroads next the George Inn, gives a good view of the peculiar house on the left. Close examination of the brickwork to the left of the front porch shows that it was clearly built in 2 stages.
mzoy37 MIDDLEZOY No legend but is the church from the SW
This appears to be an early photo taken by A Squibbs, Artist & Photographer, Crown Studio, Fore Street, Bridgwater. The legend on the back of the card on which the photo is mounted also says ‘Awarded 3 medals’. The picture itself is a view of the south side of the church, taken from the south west, from the field to the west side of the road.
mzoy38 MIDDLEZOY 1904 Middlezoy
An early view of the church from the south west, from the Brereton collection
mzoy39 MIDDLEZOY Middlezoy Village, Somerset
A photographic view looking west along Main Road to the south west of the village. The brick house on the left is No16 &16a, Whiteheads Farm, then on the corner at the turning left to Holloway Road, is Orchard House. In the distance on the left is Abbeymeade Farm, almost the last building as you go out of the village heading to Thorngrove. The white house on the right is Rock farm No 11, that has a plaque on the wall saying 1752. On the 1900 OS map there were very few houses along that part of Main Road, most of the fields along there contained orchards.
mzoy40 MIDDLEZOY 1949 The George Inn, Middlezoy
This negative is of The George Inn pub, Middlezoy, Somerset in 1949 and shows a view looking from the south. An original 1949 negative from the Ashley Series archive of photographs (which was produced between 1938 and 1956 by photographer Donald Birkinshaw.The Archive lay un-discovered for many years until 1997, when it was purchased from the Birkinshaw family, and has proved to be a very Rare Archive covering the II World War period, when photographic film and equipment was expensive and hard to find.
Donald Ashley Birkinshaw was born on August 29th 1922 and attended Nottingham High School and Whitgift Grammar School, Croydon. From an early age the countryside, photography and classical music were his hobbies. His photographs were accepted for county magazines as early as 1938. He joined the civil service in 1939 working for the Home office, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Agriculture until 1946, the following year he produced his "Ashley Series" of postcards and calendars. He stopped production in about 1953 as purchase tax made his profit margin too small to continue. He died on June 25th 1988.
mzoy41 MIDDLEZOY 1920 Middlezoy
An early view looking north from near the George Inn. Must be quite early as there is no electricity pole next to the pub.
mzoy42 MIDDLEZOY 1949 The George Inn, Middlezoy
This negative is of The George Inn pub, Middlezoy, Somerset in 1949 and shows a view looking from the north. An original 1949 negative from the Ashley Series archive of photographs (which was produced between 1938 and 1956 by photographer Donald Birkinshaw.
mzoy43 MIDDLEZOY Middlezoy Village, Somerset. (Past the school towards the church)
This view is taken from the road outside the school playground looking in the direction of the church.
mzoy44 MIDDLEZOY Middlezoy Village, Somerset. (The old hut opposite the PO)
Looking west along Main road towards the junction with the southern end of Church road with the old hut on the right hand side just beyond the thatched cottage.
mzoy45 MIDDLEZOY Church Rd, Middlezoy
A slightly fuzzy photo looking up Church road towards the church.
mzoy46 MIDDLEZOY 1914 Middlezoy School 1914
minehead01 Minehead Minehead
minehead02 Minehead 1905 Promenade and North Hill, Minehead
minehead03 Minehead Minehead from North Hill
minehead04 Minehead Minehead, Birds eye view
A similar view to 03. but earlier in date.
minehead05 Minehead Beach & North Hill Minehead
Lovely early view of the beach, sand, pebbles, & rocks, looking towards North Hill.
minehead06 Minehead Parade & Avenue, Minehead
Looking up into the town along the tree avenue from the parade by the train station, which is on the left indicated by its white picket fencing. No cars visible, just a few horse & carts.
minehead07 Minehead 1906 Minehead, North Hill
minehead08 Minehead 1904 Minehead. The Esplanade and North Hill
minehead09 Minehead 1915 Minehead. The Pier
minehead10 Minehead 1918 Minehead: Pier & Steamer
minehead11 Minehead 1911 Coaches at Minehead Station
A very busy view outside the station buildings with 1 stagecoach with 4 horses, and 5 or 6 horse and carriages. Several trains are visible in the background.
minehead12 Minehead Pleasure Steamer at Minehead Harbour
minehead13 Minehead 1957 The Harbour, Minehead
minehead14 Minehead Minehead sands
minehead15 Minehead The Quay Minehead
minehead16 Minehead The Donkey sands, Minehead
minehead17 Minehead By the quay Minehead
minehead18 Minehead 1927 Minehead Quay
minehead19 Minehead 1915 Minehead Sands
minehead20 Minehead Promenade and North Hill, Minehead
minehead21 Minehead Minehead Promenade
minehead22 Minehead Beach & Promenade, Minehead
ml01 Moorlinch 1906 View looking up the hill
Colour view looking up the hill from just beyond the vineyard turning(Spring Lane?) with a horse and cart proceeding up the hill in the distance. Two children sit on the doorstep on the left, three play by the stream on the right, and a very small girl stands in the road.
ml02 Moorlinch Moorlinch church
South aspect of the church
ml03 Moorlinch 1976 Moorlynch
View looking up the hill near the bottom, with a stone barn on the left
ml04 Moorlinch 1960 Old Cottages Moorlynch
ml05 Moorlinch Moorlynch
Unusual view looking down towards the east window of the church from up on the hill.
ml06 Moorlinch Moorlynch (Looking down the hill to the Ring of Bells)
Looking down the road to the pub.
ml07 Moorlinch Moorlynch
Looking down across the fields to the gate that used to be on the inside of the bend opposite the Ring of Bells Pub.
ncurry01 North Curry 1909 Queens Monument, North Curry
Looking towards the shop & post office on the corner.
ncurry02 North Curry 1904 North Curry
An early view of the church from the south west. Note on the print says ’Fine late 13th century tower and transept window.’
npetherton01 North Petherton Fore Street, North Petherton
View looking east along Fore Street towards the Clarence Hotel and Motor Garage (now the Walnut Tree Hotel). Charlton Beers were sold there and Luncheons and Teas with sandwiches. Opposite was a garage with a BP sign hanging there. No cars on the road, just 2 horse and carts. On the right were the railings and entrance gates to the church.
npetherton02 North Petherton 1905 Post Office, North Petherton
Early card in tatty condition shows several shops with people posing outside. One of these is signed ‘Manchester Rd’ and below ‘N Petherton Scott’ which presumable is the post office and originator of this card. To the left is another shop with 2 male shopkeepers wearing the white aprons of the time, talking with a gentleman in a bowler hat. Outside the Post Office building, in the road, appears to be a postman sat on a 2 wheeled cart with one horse. He appears to be wearing a postman’s peaked cap. The proprietor is probably the man standing in the doorway.
OTHERY01 OTHERY 1905 Othery church
OTHERY02 OTHERY 1946 The village of Othery
This view looking south was taken from the garden of a house near the bakery shop. There is a van turning right out of church lane. In the distance is a man on a bicycle turning into Lavis’s garage, on the left, carrying a large vehicle wheel.
OTHERY03 OTHERY 1965 The Main Road Othery
This view looking east towards the garage of WJ Lavis, car repairs, hire & accessories. It appeared to have 4 petrol pumps
OTHERY04 OTHERY The Church Othery
othery05 OTHERY The Village, Othery
othery06 OTHERY 1913 Othery church
othery07 OTHERY 1915? The Chapel, Othery
Built in 1836, a schoolroom was added in 1883. You can see the 1883 set into the wall of the building. (ref British history on Line for Othery)
othery08 OTHERY The Village of Othery, Somerset
A view of the east end of the church from church lane.
othery09 OTHERY The Church, Othery
othery10 OTHERY The Chapel, Othery
Another view of the chapel , built in 1836. Further up the road a horse drawn wagon ambles up the road heading out of the village, followed by a man walking in the middle of the road.
othery11 OTHERY The church, Othery
This view from Fore Street looks north towards the church. An old access path to the church used to run up along the left hand side of the wall in this view, to the churchyard.
othery12 OTHERY High Street, Othery
othery13 OTHERY 1907 No legend but is a view from the tower looking SE
Superb photographic card looking down from the church tower towards the Castle Inn on Main Road.
othery14 OTHERY Othery
A lovely old view looking towards the London Hotel, with several people and a horse and cart in the street.
othery15 OTHERY The Main Road Othery
Nice view looking towards the post office on the right, from just beyond the London Inn, also on the right. On the left can be seen a big sign that says ‘High Class Grocers, H C Nelson, Sweets & Tobacco’, also a sign says ‘Lions teas sold here’. Just before that on the left, is the Stores.
othery16 OTHERY No legend but is marked as 'Othery'
Supposed view of a street in Othery, but where is it? A policeman poses in the middle of the road with his bike, while villagers lean on the walls as the photographer takes his picture. Is that the London Inn on the right, the brick house, and whats the interesting cottage with the crossed swords on the outside wall opposite?
othery17 OTHERY Nightingale Farm, Beer nr Othery
One time ancestral home of the Lockyer family in the hamlet of Beer about 1 mile east of Othery, and 1mile north of Aller.
othery18 OTHERY Bridgwater and Glastonbury roads, Othery
Looking north to the junction where the A372 crosses the A361. The A372 branches off to the left towards Middlezoy.
othery19 OTHERY 1955 The village of Othery, Somerset
A photographic view of the London Inn, a 'Starkeys Inn', looking west along the main road.
othery20 OTHERY 1996 The Church, Othery
View from the nave looking towards the altar, with the pulpit on the left. On the right, on the wall, a memorial to John Chard, born in nearby Pathe Farm.
othery21 OTHERY The Main Road, Othery
Looking west with ‘The Cedars’, a bed & breakfast place on the left.
othery22 OTHERY The Main Road, Othery
Looking towards the village with the Chapel on the right and the church tower in the distance. The Garfield Guest House is the first building on the right.
othery23 OTHERY A photo of the London Hotel
This is an old photo dating probably from the 1930’s, of the Inn/Hotel taken from the road. A sign above the door says ‘James Hine, Licensed retailer of Beer, Cider, Wines, Spirits and Tobacco’.
othery24 OTHERY Rye Lane Othery
Rye Lane house is the building on the right. In the distance is the church tower with part of the school building below and to the right of it. The long building beyond Rye Lane House is the rear of the Post Office building.
pawlett01 Pawlett Village of Pawlett, Nr Bridgwater
A superb aerial view looking north west over the village, the church, and the A38.
pawlett02 Pawlett Bridgwater Road, Pawlett
The old Bridgwater to Highbridge road, now called ‘Old Main Road’, used to turn left at the present south junction near the church and swing in past the Pawlett Stores. This postcard dating from 1900-05 reveals on the back that a Mr William R Squance ran the Ilex stores at Huntspill and the one shown in the picture at Pawlett. This unusual surname Squance also appears on the Pawlett shop front. Also in the picture is a group of nine young schoolboys just down the road.
ped01 Pedwell 1906 Pedwell House
pitney01 Pitney Pitney church
pitney02 Pitney 1915 Pitney, nr Langport
A view taken from the west of the village near the road to High Ham.
pitney03 Pitney No Legend but a note says Pitney House
porlock01 Porlock 1905 Lynton & Minehead coach at Ship Inn
porlock02 Porlock Hurlston Point Porlock
porlockweir01 Porlock Weir Porlock Weir (View from the beach)
porlockweir02 Porlock Weir 1912 Porlock Weir ( View from the harbour wall)
porlockweir03 Porlock Weir 1904 Porlock Weir Road, Porlock
porlockweir04 Porlock Weir Porlock Weir Road, Porlock
porlockweir05 Porlock Weir Porlock Weir
portishead01 Portishead 1908 Parade & Battery Point
portishead02 Portishead 1911 Marine Lake, Portishead
puriton01 Puriton 1905? The Schools, Puriton
Lovely old view looking towards the church with the school building on the left and many children standing in the road.
puriton02 Puriton 1907 St Michaels Church Puriton
South aspect of the church
puriton03 Puriton 1952 Puriton Hill and Inn
Rare view looking down the old road towards the Inn.
puriton04 Puriton 1909 Puriton Village
sandbay01 Sandbay No legend but is a view of Sandbay from the hill
shapwick01 Shapwick 1906 Ancient British Boat found at Shapwick
shapwick02 Shapwick 1963 2247 at Shapwick station
som01 Somerton 1911 The Skue Bridge, Somerton
taunton01 Taunton East Reach Taunton
Looking east along East Reach from the Silver Street junction. On the left is what looks like a drinking fountain. First shop visible on the left is J Tolman. On the right is E Brittons Refreshment Rooms. Coming up or going down the centre of the road is an electric tram. Two horse & carts are visible but that’s it, no cars.
taunton02 Taunton Taunton and Somerset Hospital
The old hospital on East Reach Road.
taunton03 Taunton 1908 Taunton from river
TRIS 1 Triscombe Stone 1905 Triscombe Stone
uphill01 Uphill Uphill looking seawards
uphill02 Uphill Uphill Old Church, Weston Super Mare
uphill03 Uphill 1951 The Beach, Uphill
uphill04 Uphill 1915 Uphill Village, Weston Super Mare
watchet01 Watchet 1930 Watchet Harbour
watchet02 Watchet 1960? The Harbour, Watchet
Lovely colour shot of the harbour as it used to look.
watchet03 Watchet Watchet from Cleeve Hill
A lovely old view looking down on the west end of the town and the WSM railway as it snakes its way through the buildings.
watchet04 Watchet General View, Watchet
Early view of the harbour and town
watchet05 Watchet The Harbour from the cliffs, Watchet
wsm01 Weston Super Mare 1912 Knightstone Pavilion & baths.
wsm02 Weston Super Mare 1933 General view shows electric trams
wsm03 Weston Super Mare 1950 Views
wsm04 Weston Super Mare The Sands
wsm05 Weston Super Mare 1860 Birnbeck Island(Lithograph print)
wsm06 Weston Super Mare 1983 The Promenade and Knightstone Causeway, Weston Super Mare
wsm07 Weston Super Mare 1920 Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare
wsm08 Weston Super Mare Regent St, Weston Super Mare
To the right of the picture a sign on a building says Macfarlane & sons, Importers of wines.
wsm09 Weston Super Mare The Green Lawns Weston Super Mare
Looking south from Regents Street
wsm10 Weston Super Mare 1911 Weston Super Mare Esplanade & Lawns
Looking south from Regents Street
wsm11 Weston Super Mare 1903 Weston Super Mare
wsm12 Weston Super Mare Weston Super Mare(5 views)
Early colour card wiyj views of Anchor Head, Madeira Cove, The Sea Lawns Fountain, The Happy sands, General view from Encampment.
wsm13 Weston Super Mare 1905 Weston Super Mare from the sea
wsm14 Weston Super Mare 1906 Weston Super Mare from Pavilion
wsm15 Weston Super Mare Regent Street, Weston Super Mare
wsm16 Weston Super Mare c1880 View of Weston Super Mare from
wsm17 Weston Super Mare 1905 Pier Pavilion, Weston Super Mare
wsm18 Weston Super Mare 1906 Weston Super Mare, Birnbech Pier
wsm19 Weston Super Mare 1921 The Old Pier, from Kewstoke Woods, Weston Super Mare
wsm20 Weston Super Mare Weston Super Mare, Grand Pier & Lawns
wsm21 Weston Super Mare Weston Super Mare, Knightstone Sands
wsm22 Weston Super Mare Weston Super Mare. Promenade & Pavilion
wsm23 Weston Super Mare 1915 General View, Weston Super Mare
Shows the 1500ft pier extension built in 1907, intended for ships to moor at. Unfortunately the strong currents made this impossible and it was dismantled.
wsm24 Weston Super Mare 1905 Knightstone Pavilion, Weston Super Mare
wsm25 Weston Super Mare Huntley's Beach Hotel and Restaurant, Weston Super Mare
wsm26 Weston Super Mare Marine Promenade, Weston Super Mare
wsm27 Weston Super Mare Anchor Head, Weston Super Mare
wsm28 Weston Super Mare Waterchute, Old Pier, Weston Super Mare
wsm29 Weston Super Mare 1912 Roof Garden Shelter, Weston Super Mare
wsm30 Weston Super Mare 1907 Weston Super Mare, The Grove
wsm31 Weston Super Mare 1927 Anchor Head and Old Pier, Weston Super Mare
wsm32 Weston Super Mare 1910 Anchor Head, Weston Super Mare
wsm33 Weston Super Mare Weston Super Mare, Rozel shelter
wsm34 Weston Super Mare 1936 Weston Super Mare Cove Orchestra
wsm37 Weston Super Mare 1905 Knightstone Pavilion, Weston Super Mare
Lovely early coloured view shows the tide right in with 3 or 4 sailing ships moored up
wsm38 Weston Super Mare Marine Parade, Glenworth Cove, Weston Super Mare
Early view looking towards Anchor Head, shows people in period costume strolling along the Promenade.
wsm39 Weston Super Mare 1908 Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare
View of the pier from the rather deserted sands on the south side.
wsm40 Weston Super Mare The Fountain, Clarence Park, Weston Super Mare
Lovely view of families in period clothing gathered around the railings of the fountain on a perfect sunny spring day with the tulips out in the nearby garden.
wsm41 Weston Super Mare The Boating Slip, Weston Super Mare
wsm42 Weston Super Mare Children's Sailing Pond & Grand Pier, Weston Super Mare
wsm43 Weston Super Mare General view of Weston Super Mare
wsm44 Weston Super Mare The sands Weston Super Mare
wsm45 Weston Super Mare 1925 Weston Super Mare. The Rozel shelter
wsm46 Weston Super Mare 1961 Prince Consort Gardens and Old Pier, Weston Super Mare
wsm47 Weston Super Mare 1937 Marine Lake and Madeira Cove, Weston Super Mare
wsm48 Weston Super Mare Weston Super Mare, Royal Parade.
wsm49 Weston Super Mare Huntley's Beach Hotel & Retaurant
wsm50 Weston Super Mare 1925 Weston Super Mare. The two Bays and Opera House.
wsm51 Weston Super Mare 1905 The Town Hall, Weston Super Mare
wz01 Westonzoyland The Sedgemoor Battlefield
Looking north along the track with the battlefield memorial just visible on the left.
wz02 Westonzoyland The River Parrett,Westonzoyland
Looking south along the river Parrett with the Andersea pumping station on the left and probably Whiting’s farm, Moorland on the right. The picture was probably taken from near Moorland farm on the Westonzoyland or north side of the river.
wz03 Westonzoyland 1938 St Mary's Church, Westonzoyland
The church and tower from the road.
wz04 Westonzoyland A Famous Tower.Church of St Mary Weston Zoyland
South aspect of the church probably from across the road in a field.
The actual location of this is on the back road at the junction for the turning that goes to Andersea. The view is looking south in the direction of Andersea, with the road to the left going to Westonzoyland & Burrowbridge, the road to the right to Bridgwater.
wz06 Westonzoyland The Cornhill, Westonzoyland
Looking east along Main Road past the Three Greyhounds Hotel as it was then known, next to the church.
wz07 Westonzoyland 1905 Church of St Mary Westonzoyland
Old photo of the church taken from the field opposite.
wz08 Westonzoyland 1982 Westonzoyland from tower, looking west
wz09 Westonzoyland 1912 Westonzoyland
A view looking north towards post office corner. The railings of the Methodist chapel can be seen on the right hand side.
wz10 Westonzoyland 1946 Battle of Sedgemoor Memorial Stone, Westonzoyland
wz11 Westonzoyland 1917 Standards Road Westonzoyland
A view looking east along Standards road towards the church, with a solitary cyclist in the road.
wz12 Westonzoyland 1925? Westonzoyland Church from the Pool
Lake Wall road in the foreground leads onto School road in the distance heading towards the church, with Place Drove road coming in from the right.
wz13 Westonzoyland 1925? High Street, Westonzoyland
An elevated colour view from the church tower, looking southeast to the airfield where tents and hangars can be seen. Immediately below is a tennis court and open fields, opposite the Sunday school building where today Southview road and lots of houses are located.
wz14 Westonzoyland The Church Interior, Westonzoyland
wz15 Westonzoyland Sedgemoor Battlefield & Westonzoyland Church.
An elevated view from the Chedzoy lane area looking south east towards Westonzoyland across fields with the church tower in the distance, in the middle of the picture, and Burrow Mump off to the right hand side. The actual battlefield site would have been out of the picture further to the left hand side, but it is however only several hundred yards out of shot.
wz16 Westonzoyland 1925 Westonzoyland
A view of the Post Office to the left, and the Three Greyhounds Hotel, proprietor George A Seaman.
wz17 Westonzoyland The Church Tower & Three Greyhounds Hotel
Another view of the Post Office and the Three Greyhounds Hotel, proprietor George A Seaman.
wz18 Westonzoyland 1951 Standards, from the tower, Westonzoyland
A view from the tower looking west out over Standards road with the A372 to Bridgwater in the distance.
wz19 Westonzoyland 1940? RAF camp, Westonzoyland
Possibly a view looking north eastwards towards Greylake from the road that cut across the airfield to Middlezoy. A large number of tents of various sizes, and two lorries, one with the medical cross on its side presumably used as an ambulance. Note from ‘A History of the County of Somerset: Volume 8’ : The former Weston open field which stretched eastwards into Middlezoy became the site of annual summer training camps for the Royal Air Force between 1926 and 1939. In 1940 it became a 'fully-fledged self-accounting station' and in the following year at least one house in the village and the village hall were commandeered when it became a camp for training pilots to bomb gun positions and two gliders. In 1943 the runways were extended and the Middlezoy road diverted; in 1944 the coming of a large unit from the United States in preparation for the D-Day landings involved new buildings in Westonzoyland and Middlezoy. The station was virtually abandoned in 1946, revived in 1952, and was closed in 1958.
wz20 Westonzoyland 1906 No legend, but is a view of the church
A rare early view, shows a group of people, mostly children, standing in the road alongside a high wall on the East side of the church.
wz21 Westonzoyland The village, Westonzoyland
A view approaching the sharp left hand corner from Bridgwater, in the centre of the village, shows several old cars parked up, and the Monmouth guest house on the left.
wz22 Westonzoyland 1960? Weston Zoyland from Tower looking East
A view from the tower looking SE across the aerodrome towards Middlezoy. Only clue to its date is a minivan parked on the road below putting it in the 1960’s. A large sign on the side of a house says ‘Notaro, bungalows for sale’. Southview road, opposite the old Sunday/ weekly school room building, appears to be just a track. In the distance you can just make out the petrol garage on the corner at the junction of Townsend and Main road.
wz23 Westonzoyland 1939 The Village, Westonzoyland
A view along the main road just past the church, no cars, but plenty of horse muck along the road. On the right is the old Sunday/ weekly school room building.
wz24 Westonzoyland Westonzoyland
This is a view looking north along School road towards Fore street and the church. It must be a quite early view because the road looks like a mud track. On the right hand side is the wall and railings of the school. On the left hand side stands a white house that must have been demolished as its not there now.
wz25 Westonzoyland Unveiling Sedgmoor Memorial
An interesting view of a ceremony involving local dignitaries, and Army men playing a fanfare on trumpets. Lots of people facing the camera make this a picture worth looking closely at.
wz26 Westonzoyland 1935 No legend but is a view of the church
wz27 Westonzoyland Fore Street, Westonzoyland
A lovely old view looking east along Fore Street towards the shop and the pub on the corner, with one old car outside the shop and another parked nearer the cameraman with the registration YD 9622. On the front of the pub it says ‘Bruttons Yeovil Ales’. This pub was called ‘The Shoulder of Mutton’ then ‘ The Fisherman’s Arms’. William Spurdle, was the innkeeper at the Shoulder of Mutton in Westonzoyland according to his descendant Claire Pepperd.
wz28 Westonzoyland 1910 Westonzoyland
A view probably looking west along Fore street, with Load Lane immediately on the left and Standards Road in the distance on the right . A lone man strolls along the road. No telegraph or electricity poles visible.
wz29 Westonzoyland The site of the Battle of Sedgemoor,Westonzoyland
A man and his dog stand in the field looking at the memorial.
wz30 Westonzoyland No Legend but is of WZ Pumping Station
A fairly modern card of the pumping station in glorious colour.
wz31 Westonzoyland 1954 The Village, Westonzoyland
Looking west along Main road towards the Sedgemoor Inn. A cart stands on the roadside outside the ............Hall.
wz32 Westonzoyland 1938 Westonzoyland from the level
A view across the fields to the church from the south from the Thorngrove road.
wz33 Westonzoyland 1905 Bussex Rhine, Sedgemoor
wz34 Westonzoyland St Mary's road and church, Westonzoyland Somerset
wz35 Westonzoyland Church and Main road, Westonzoyland Somerset
A fairly modern view similar to wz31, ie looking west along Main road near the church.
wz36 Westonzoyland Lake Wall, Westonzoyland
Looking south past the school on the left, with 4 men with caps standing to the side of the road obviously watching the photographer. Possibly a gas lamp on the left hand side of the road. No electricity or telegraph poles. Lake wall would have been in the distance just out of view.
wz37 Westonzoyland Westonzoyland, Coronation day, June 22nd 1911
Interesting scene of the procession through the village with 2 horses at the front, one ridden by a serviceman, followed by a brass band, then followed by schoolchildren waving Union Jack flags.
wz38 Westonzoyland Fore Street, Westonzoyland
Photographic view looking east along Fore Street with Standards road off to the left.
wz39 Westonzoyland ? Westonzoyland
Looking east along Main Road towards Townsend. Two horse and carts and two lads with bikes in the road. A quite early view as there are no telegraph or electricity poles in the view at all, must be at least circa 1905.
wz40 Westonzoyland 1906 Westonzoyland Church
Very early view of the church and The Three Greyhounds Hotel. Also the house next to the hotel which at this time was thatched.
wz41 Westonzoyland Weston Zoyland Coronation Day June 22nd 1911
A crowd of men outside the three Greyhounds Inn. A banner says 'God save the King'. A sign shows Walter J Heard was the proprietor of the Inn.
wz42 Westonzoyland 1904 Westonzoyland
An early view of the church from the south east.
wz43 Westonzoyland Westonzoyland from the tower
woolav01 Woolavington 1907 Church of St Mary, Woolavington
woolav02 Woolavington 1956 Woolavington village
woolav03 Woolavington 5 views of Woolavington
woolav04 Woolavington 5 views of Woolavington
woolav05 Woolavington The Post Office, Woolavington
No10 is the white house on the left. Attached to it was the Old Post Office.
woolav06 Woolavington The Village, Woolavington
Cottages on the south side at the west end of Lower Road.
woolav07 Woolavington Loxwell, Woolavington
Lockswell farm is the white house on the right in this view.
woolav08 Woolavington The Village, Woolavington
woolav09 Woolavington The Village, Woolavington
woolav10 Woolavington The Church, Woolavington
Southport Beach Nathaniel Hawthorne , an American saw the Flying Dutchman going up & down the beach during 1856/7. First seen in 1842.