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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Oldaport Cider Press. Yarnicombe House. Opening of McIlwaith Lib Hall 1736. Manor House. Home of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Mother.
Top of Church St. Rose and crown. Drawing of Edmonston.1810. Old Vicarage 1900. Old Motor Bus 1904.
Fire Engine with Bill Williams. Modbury Show John Blight Vet 1911. Baptist reconstruction. Galpin St 1905? Judges and Committee Modbury Show.
WI 1925. Dog Cart Exeter Inn Modbury Harriers. Opening Meet. Boys Brigade 1907.



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Modbury in 1890

View a map of Modbury in 1890