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Watercolour of Pilton Street by Henry Wimbush (1858-1943)

Watercolour of Pilton Street by Henry Wimbush (1858-1943) /media/flashcomm?action=mediaview&context=normal&id=91

This picture is from a postcard based on a watercolour painted by Edwardian artist Henry B Wimbush and used as part of a series of six postcards of Barnstaple and a larger Oilette series of postcards of Devon and Cornwall published by Raphael Tuck & Sons. They were painted at the very beginning of the 20th century and published as postcards between 1904 - 1908. The postcard is no. 7075.

On the back of the card it describes the scene thus:

Leaving Barnstaple behind, and crossing the Yeo (which here falls into the Taw) by its pretty bridge, one comes to Pilton with a suburban park and a church containing the elaborate Chichester monument. There are charming lanes and the road to Ilfracombe passes besides its church.

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