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The Crescent 1890 to 2014

Posted on Aug 17, 2014 by in Then & now | 0 comments

About 120 years separate these two pictures. The top one, from the 1890’s, shows a family grocer’s shop at the end of the Crescent, a use very similar to its present one, although Mike Smith also has a Post Office (this shop was Bude’s third main Post Office, before the NatWest bank building and the present one). There are at least two other commercial premises in the 19th century view of the Crescent cottages – which were built to house the navvies who dug the canal.

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