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Chudleigh Then & Now

GHG and the Chudleigh Camera Club (CCC) combined forces to mount an exhibition in the church during 2016's Chudfest Week. Entitled Chudleigh Then & Now, CHG selected over 60 old photos of Chudleigh from the archives¹ – ranging from 1857 to the 1989 – and challenged CCC to take a modern picture of the self-same view point. While many scenes have barely changed in the last 100 years, several buildings have been demolished and re-built which took some detective work for the modern photographer to stand in the exact same place in 2016! Pairs of photos are arranged (mostly) in year order of the original, where known (or our best guess)². Click on a thumbnail to see a larger version – try to spot what's different and what has barely changed!

Chudleigh Then & Now (#00)
1809-2014 Map
Chudleigh Then & Now (#01)
1857-2016 Old Town Hall & New Town Hall
Chudleigh Then & Now (#02)
1889-2016 The Globe
Chudleigh Then & Now (#03)
1891-2016 Church Hill snow & Fore Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#04)
1891-2016 87 and 88 Fore Street & The Square
Chudleigh Then & Now (#05)
1891-2016 Fore Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#06)
1891-2016 Church gate
Chudleigh Then & Now (#07)
1893-2016 The Parade
Chudleigh Then & Now (#08)
1895-2016 Parade and Coburg
Chudleigh Then & Now (#09)
1899-2016 The Square
Chudleigh Then & Now (#10)
1900-2016 Stooke Waddon
Chudleigh Then & Now (#11)
1900-2016 Coburg
Chudleigh Then & Now (#12)
1900-2016 Tanner Fore Street & Harvey's Fore Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#13)
1901-2016 69 Old Exeter Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#14)
1905-2016 Bridgelands
Chudleigh Then & Now (#15)
1905-2016 Town Mills
Chudleigh Then & Now (#16)
1906-2016 Clifford Arms & The Phoenix
Chudleigh Then & Now (#17)
1906-2016 Ship Hotel & The Ship
Chudleigh Then & Now (#18)
1908-2016 Town Hall
Chudleigh Then & Now (#19)
1910-2016 New Exeter Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#20)
1910-2016 8 Fore Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#21)
1912-2016 Old Exeter Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#22)
1918-2016 Congregational & Woodway Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#23)
1919-2016 2 Oldway
Chudleigh Then & Now (#24)
1919-2016 The Square
Chudleigh Then & Now (#25)
1920-2016 Fore Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#26)
1922-2016 The Square
Chudleigh Then & Now (#27)
1923-2016 The Square
Chudleigh Then & Now (#28)
1929-2016 Kings Arms, Clifford Street & Wemyer Clifford Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#29)
1930-2016 s Rowells Farm & The Highwayman's Haunt
Chudleigh Then & Now (#30)
1934-2016 Wood Way & Woodway Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#31)
1934-2016 Mount Pleasant
Chudleigh Then & Now (#32)
1934-2016 27 Old Exeter Street & Lloyds The Square
Chudleigh Then & Now (#33)
1937-2016 Old Exeter Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#34)
1940-2016 PC Robert Taylor & Modern PC
Chudleigh Then & Now (#35)
1946-2016 Church School & Library
Chudleigh Then & Now (#36)
1949-2016 Old Exeter Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#37)
1951-2016 The Parade and Garage
Chudleigh Then & Now (#38)
1955-2016 Swanston House
Chudleigh Then & Now (#40)
1960-2016 31 Old Exeter Street & Tower House
Chudleigh Then & Now (#41)
1960-2016 Rocklands School & The Rocklands
Chudleigh Then & Now (#42)
1961-2016 Harcombe Garage
Chudleigh Then & Now (#43)
1962-2016 Lion Demolition & Ex-Lion garden, The Square
Chudleigh Then & Now (#44)
1965-2016 Baptist Church & Brookfield Court
Chudleigh Then & Now (#45)
1973-2016 53 New Exeter Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#46)
1989-2016 The Square
Chudleigh Then & Now (#47)
19xx-2016 Baptist Chapel & Old Baptist Chapel
Chudleigh Then & Now (#48)
19xx-2015 Chudleigh team and Pavilion & Chudleigh Cricket Club
Chudleigh Then & Now (#49)
19xx-2016 59 New Exeter Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#50)
19xx-2016 Old Exeter Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#51)
19xx-2016 Church
Chudleigh Then & Now (#52)
19xx-2016 Western House
Chudleigh Then & Now (#53)
1891-2010 Fore Street - snow
Chudleigh Then & Now (#54)
19xx-2010 Ugbrooke House
Chudleigh Then & Now (#55)
19xx-2016 The Old House
Chudleigh Then & Now (#56)
19xx-2016 Glen Cottage
Chudleigh Then & Now (#57)
19xx-2016 Old Exeter Street
Chudleigh Then & Now (#58)
19xx-2015 Chudleigh from the Ridge
Chudleigh Then & Now (#59)
19xx-2016 Lawell House
Chudleigh Then & Now (#60)
1910-2014 Interior of Parish Church
Chudleigh Then & Now (#61)
19xx-2016 The Parade
Chudleigh Then & Now (#62)
1915-2016 The Parade
 
Chudleigh Then & Now (#99)
1957-2016 Railway Station & A38
T/L: This 1957 shot of Chudleigh station from the road bridge might be one of the last before the line closed to passenger traffic on 9 June 1958.
T/R: Many people think that the A38 by-pass (opened in 1973) was built over the station. They are mistaken.
B/L: People who think they know better say that the site is now under slip road. They are also mistaken.
B/R: In fact the site is now buried in the undergrowth some 30m further to the south between the slip road and the River Teign where the brick-built overbridge and traces of the track-bed still exist below the spot where this photo was taken.

¹ Old photos from the collections of the History Group, Amenity Society (CADAS), Chris Webb and Doug Hellier Laing. New photos by Alan Winn, Simon Farrimond, Dave Offiler and the Cricket Club.
² Those with unknown dates are assigned '19xx'.

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Aerial Shots (Can You Help?)

CHG has a collection³ of aerial pictures of Chudleigh, many taken in 1967. We've managed to identify most of them, but there are a few isolated properties that we haven't – these are shown below. Click on a thumbnail to see a larger version. If you can help us to identify these houses (probably farms), please get in touch via the Contact page.

Aerial (#001)
Unknown #1
Aerial (#002)
Unknown #2
Aerial (#003)
Unknown #3
Aerial (#004)
Unknown #4
Aerial (#005)
Unknown #5

³ Many from 1967 originals held by Frank Chessum, scanned with kind permission.

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