Old Photographs

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:

Goodnestone Park c. 1900

A second picture of Goodnestone Park in c. 1900:

Goodnestone Park showing the parkland c. 1900

A view of The Street from outside the pub, now the Fitzwalter Arms c. 1897:

The pub, now the Fitzwalter Arms in 1897

The following picture was taken from a little further along The Street, close to where Park View Close is now:

Goodnestone village buildings from near Park View Close

The next view was taken from the tower of Holy Cross Church c. 1930:

Goodnestone village looking roughly north from Holy Cross church tower

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 Street looking north towards the centre of the village from Goodnestone Park

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 Street with Church Cottage and the Fitzwalter Arms (then the Bridges Arms) on the left


Houses at Bonnington

The Parsonage:

The Parsonage

The Alms Houses, close to the junction of The Street and Catsole Hill:

The Alms Houses

The old Goodnestone Stores, which closed in 2010:

The Village Stores on the corner of Saddlers Hill and Boyes Lane. These stores remained until 2010.

Two shots of classes at the school:

A class at the school.
A class outside the school showing the school building

Various photographs of village life.

This is the Pay family from Chillenden c. 1880:

Horse and cart. The Pay family from Chillenden c. 1880

Harvesting near Chillenden Mill:

Harvesting near Chillenden Mill

The Lord Fitzwalter. c. 1930:

The Lord Fitzwalter. c. 1930

Lady Emmie Fitzwalter, also c. 1930:

The Lord and Lady Fitzwalter at Goodnestone fete. c. 1930

A hunting group:

A hunting group with shotguns and a dog

Horse & Cart:

A horse and cart

A Hop Picker’s card:

A hop picker's card giving rules for employees

Oast men, 1913:

Oast men and a hop pocket. 1913.