The Unique Heritage of Modbury


Historical Photos from "The Baker Collection"

We are fortunate to be able to display this collection originally owned by Mr. W. R. J. Baker, who, over the years, collected and reproduced many remarkable photographs, some dating from as far back as 1840.   These photos are now held by the West Devon Records Office.

There are 144 photos in this collection.  Click the links below to browse through the collection. Click on a thumbnail below to show a full-sized photo and details.

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Traine Villas Foundation Stone 1927. Coyte’s Butchers Van 1914. Lakeman’s Van 1928. Firemen 1925
Modbury School Girls 1895. Dog Cart. Modbury Volunteer 1570. Assembly Rooms Silk Programme 1887.
Carnival Queen 1919. Steam Roller 1925. Pony 84. Wesleyan Chapel. Ex Slave Choir Poster.
Market Day.1900-05. Middle Photo. Brownston Church. Oldaport. Civil Defence. Mr Baker.



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Modbury in 1890

View a map of Modbury in 1890