The following photographs are taken from the village archive. If you have anything you would like to donate to the archive, please use the contact link below to get in touch.
Goodnestone Park in c. 1900:
A second picture of Goodnestone Park in c. 1900:
A view of The Street from outside the pub, now the Fitzwalter Arms c. 1897:
The following picture was taken from a little further along The Street, close to where Park View Close is now:
The next view was taken from the tower of Holy Cross Church c. 1930:
In around 1910, the post office was run by a D. Kemp, who was and enthusiastic photographer. He took many photos of the village. Some of these were sold as post cards, and some examples are below.
Firstly, The Street, from near Goodnestone Park Gardens looking towards the centre of the village. The iron railings were removed in the war and the metal used for the war effort:
The next shot was taken a little further down The Street looking towards the Fitzwalter Arms on the left. Apart from the surfaced road and many parked cars, this view looks very similar today:
The Alms Houses, close to the junction of The Street and Catsole Hill:
The old Goodnestone Stores, which closed in 2010:
Two shots of classes at the school:
Various photographs of village life.
This is the Pay family from Chillenden c. 1880:
Harvesting near Chillenden Mill:
The Lord Fitzwalter. c. 1930:
Lady Emmie Fitzwalter, also c. 1930:
A hunting group:
Horse & Cart:
A Hop Picker’s card:
Oast men, 1913: