Lostwithiel then and now

Friday 20th November 2015

This is something I've been working on for a while, but it's really hard to get perfect. We have access to a whole bunch of old photos of Lostwithiel, so I thought it would be interesting to see how the view has changed over the years.

There's something quite eerie about finding the exact same spot that someone stood in a century ago to take a picture.

Interactive version

Here's an interactive version that lets you fade between the old and new images - although it's a bit fiddly on a  mobile.



Bodmin Hill




Duke Street



Fore Street



North Street



Pascal's / Watts Trading



Quay St and the river


Wedding on Melville Terrace, 1916

According to Barry West who kindly supplied these photographs, the couple marrying are Frederick George Thompson and Helen Johns. He says "One of the children at the front below the groom is Doris Evelyn Nicholls of St Austell and Lostwithiel throughout her life. The little girl in Brown is Winnifred Johns. "



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