Pictures with a story to tell
You will find a selection of photos from years gone by on this page and in the dropdown menus from 'Pictures from the past' – Chapple Lane, Forge House, Main village street, The Square, The New Inn, The Barton and People.
Browse the Gallery for a range of at-a-glance photos, past and present.
Building a photographic record of Sampford Courtenay
If you have good-quality photos of local people, places and events, we would love to hear from you. We would like to create a 'then and now' photographic history of the parish. Don't worry too much about the format of your photos. Prints, scans or copies of prints or digital photos in jpeg format are all acceptable, so long as they are reasonably sharp. We can scan and return prints immediately if necessary.
One of the oldest photos of the New Inn crossroads
This image shows the New Inn crossroads, with buildings on every corner, at a time when the only traffic was horse-drawn or pedestrian.
The Sunday School
Ford across bottom of Station Road
This image shows water, or a ford, running across Station Road, with a little footbridge across it where the bus shelter is now.
More old images of the crossroads
These photos show the ford running around the front of what is now the New Inn car park and old buildings where the bus shelter now stands. If you look closely, you will see the 'new' horse trough, which was needed when the bridge was built over the ford and the horses had nowhere to drink.