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Mashups from Andrew Seatherton

All photos © 2014 Andrew Seatherton

Page added 17th March 2014

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Deller's Café is still missed by those that can remember itDeller's Café is still missed by those that can remember it. This is how it would look today, if it had survived.

The Guildhall has seen horses, carriages, trams, tanks, bicycles and buses pass its columnsThe Guildhall has seen horses, carriages, trams, tanks, bicycles and buses pass its columns.

Narrow Goldsmith Street cut through the Guildhall CentrePancras Lane punches through to the Guildhall Centre, by Mothercare. St Pancras Church is to the right of the camera.

Goldsmith Street would have cut through W H Smiths to emerge into Paul StreetGoldsmith Street would have cut through W H Smiths to emerge into Paul Street, through this anonymous wall. St Paul's Church was on the left corner.

The old police station was behind the GuildhallThe old police station was behind the Guildhall, in Waterbeer Street. The corner foundation stone still exists in front of the Looking Forward jubilee bronze.

Garton and King, iron foundry, right in the middle of town.Looking the other way down Waterbeer Street, there was Garton and King, iron foundry, right in the middle of town. Where the crucible and furnace was located, there is Wilkinsons.

A tram trundles down Queen Street A tram trundles down Queen Street, which has little changed at this point.

A mashup of the Queen Street and High Street junctionA mashup of the Queen Street and High Street junction, showing the laying of the tram lines in 1905, with the modern Marks and Spencer in the background.

Looking towards W H SmithLooking towards W H Smith, delivery lorries are parked up at the rear of the Higher MArket in Goldsmith Street.

Sidwell Street was much narrower, before it was partly destroyed by the bombsSidwell Street was much narrower, before it was partly destroyed by the bombs, and demolished in the 1950s and 60s. This mashup gives a good idea of how far back the new line of shops is set.

Central Station in the days of steam, with the modern flatsAnother view of, by now, Central Station in the days of steam, with the modern flats occupying the old goods yard.

Originally called Queen Street Station, the London and South Western Railway kept the line into Exeter busyOriginally called Queen Street Station, the London and South Western Railway kept the line into Exeter busy. The modern access to the platforms from New North Road is shown in this mashup of steam trains.

The railway sheds of Exmouth Junction The railway sheds of Exmouth Junction have now been replaced by the carpark of Morrisons.

Steam locomotives emerge from MorrisonsSteam locomotives emerge from Morrisons, in this mashup of Exmouth Junction.

Polsloe Halt always had small platformsPolsloe Halt always had small platforms, although it did have cover on both the up and down lines.

St David's StationSt David's Station has little changed at the front, apart from the lost ornamental pinnacles and a canopy at the front.

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