Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Eastover changeover


A small stretch of shopping street in Bridgwater, Somerset has undergone drastic changes in recent years. This postcard shows it in the Edwardian period.

Today, there are few common features. Yet in 1950s photographs, the buildings had hardly changed -most drastically, Bouchier's furniture store had become a cinema. The building in the foreground to the right was still the Devonshire Arms, the New Inn was still on the left-hand side. One constant is the view of buildings across the town bridge - although the right-hand one has gained and lost a point to its gable over the years!

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