EAW003659 ENGLAND (1930). The city centre, Exeter, 1930s

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Title [EAW003659] The city centre, Exeter, 1930s
Reference EAW003659
Date 1930
Link
Place name EXETER
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 292086, 92655
Longitude / Latitude -3.5289970402514, 50.722912537666
National Grid Reference SX921927

Pins

The Southern Region line from Exeter to Waterloo which passed at the bottom of our garden in Whipton.

Allen T
Monday 1st of September 2014 12:31:01 PM
The line of Western Way the post war inner by pass.

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:44:14 AM
Line of Western Way the post-war inner by pass.

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:43:45 AM
Archibald Road

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:40:31 AM
Here is a classic photo of how the May 1942 bombing changed the city. Prior to the blitz there was no direct route from Paris Street to Magdalen Street but after the war and parallel with Archibald Road, Western Way was constructed as an inner by-pass link to Magdalen Street with a new roundabout at the bottom of the then flattened Paris Street.

Allen T
Monday 1st of September 2014 12:26:47 PM
Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital.

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:34:03 AM
Printing works.

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:32:54 AM
Southernhay House.

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:31:09 AM
The Exeter Corporation bus depot which was originally built to accommodate the electric trams and until demolition still had the tramlines in the depot floor.

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:28:20 AM
St Mary Major church demolished in 1971. The church was built in the 19th century on the site of a 7th century Saxon minster and for 1200 years there had been a church on this site.

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:23:17 AM

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:17:40 AM

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:16:58 AM
Custom House. This handsome building, situated on the quay, dates from 1680-81.

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:15:54 AM
Gaumont Palace cinema.

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:12:41 AM
Exeter Guildhall first mentioned in 1160 AD.

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:10:46 AM
Northernhay Gardens

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:07:25 AM

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:06:44 AM

Allen T
Sunday 31st of August 2014 12:05:08 AM

Allen T
Saturday 30th of August 2014 11:59:55 PM
Summerland Street, destroyed by bombing in 1942.

Allen T
Saturday 30th of August 2014 11:58:42 PM
Exeter Cathedral

Allen T
Saturday 30th of August 2014 11:57:02 PM
Paul Street, the birthplace on 26th March 1866 of Frederick Westcott, better known as Fred Karno, the originator of the custard pie in the face gag, and the man who gave Charlie Chaplin and Stanley Jefferson (Laurel) their first chance in show business. He started calling himself Fred Karno when he moved into show business, although he didn't change his name by deed poll until 1914.

Allen T
Friday 22nd of August 2014 04:37:35 PM
St. James's Park

badgerroyale
Monday 4th of August 2014 11:51:14 PM
Chute Street, Newtown

Chas Drown
Sunday 29th of June 2014 05:52:21 PM
St Mary Steps Church

Allen T
Wednesday 4th of September 2013 06:45:55 PM
Polsloe Bridge Halt

Allen T
Monday 2nd of September 2013 02:53:22 PM
Rougemont Brick Works

Allen T
Monday 2nd of September 2013 02:51:57 PM
Barnfield Crescent

Allen T
Friday 23rd of August 2013 05:38:39 PM
Bedford Circus destroyed in the war.

Allen T
Friday 23rd of August 2013 05:30:11 PM
I believe that this could have been known as the Ragged School in the 1860's (but am not sure) and then in the early 1900's was known as Rack Street School. My grandfather attended this school until 1922. In the 1960's it was used as an annexe for the Exeter Technical College and I attended it for two years. Now converted into flats skilfully retaining the old structure with tasteful glazed additions.

Allen T
Friday 23rd of August 2013 05:25:26 PM
Evans Gadd Pharmaceutical building which was still standing after the war and in the 1970's became Madeley Homecare. Now demolished and social housing.

Allen T
Friday 23rd of August 2013 05:14:13 PM
This was a very modern looking building with sleek clean cut lines and would have been taken for post war construction.

Allen T
Friday 23rd of August 2013 05:17:15 PM
The old Roman Market which contained elements of the original Roman structure and as a market served the West Quarter and beyond.

Allen T
Friday 23rd of August 2013 05:08:58 PM
"Contained elements of the original Roman structure"?? It did no such thing. Designed by Charles Fowler, it was completely new in the 19th century!

wolfpaw
Sunday 26th of January 2014 11:32:47 PM
A superb view of Exeter from the south west. In the foreground at the bottom of the photo is Fore Street and at the top of the photo is Polsloe Bridge and beyond. A distance of some two miles. The photo is pre-blitz/war and not 1947.

Allen T
Friday 23rd of August 2013 05:00:56 PM
Wow! Lots of new buildings to see from a different angle. So much new detail in this picture and things I never realised!

Allen T
Friday 23rd of August 2013 05:28:35 PM
Definitely not 1947. Pre 1942 blitz.

Allen T
Thursday 22nd of August 2013 07:30:34 PM

User Comment Contributions

Please note that this image is due to be renumbered to become EPW003659. Unfortunately this means that all comments and tags will be lost. The prefix EAW implies a post-war date, yet we know that this photo pre-dates the war, hence the need for change.



Apologies,

Laura

(Britain from Above Cataloguer)

Laura Maddison
Tuesday 18th of February 2014 02:21:37 PM
This image is definitely a pre-war view of Exeter. It was given a date of March 1947 in the Aerofilms Ltd post-war register and I've automatically catalogued it as such without paying attention to the content of the image. I know the history of Exeter quite well having lived there for 13 years, so I'm thoroughly ashamed of myself!



EAW003657, EAW003658 and EAW003660 are also pre-war, and I will change the details ready for the next data upload.



We have got some stunning post-war images of Exeter coming up, taken on the 18th May 1947, showing the extensive damage suffered by the city in the blitz. Look out for EAW005852, EAW005853, EAW005854, EAW005855, EAW005856, EAW005857 and EAW005858 in the next upload.



Best wishes

Laura Maddison

Britain from Above Cataloguer

Laura Maddison
Thursday 29th of August 2013 02:33:38 PM
Thanks for that Laura. I look forward to the post-war photos. The thirties photos show just how unique and medieval Exeter was before the blitz and for an Exonian like me is a fascinating glance into a long disappeared moment in time.

Allen T
Thursday 29th of August 2013 02:33:38 PM