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Framed in time: photo group recreates historical pictures

PUBLISHED: 12:28 02 July 2019 | UPDATED: 12:28 02 July 2019

Clock Tower. Picture: John Perriam

Clock Tower. Picture: John Perriam

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Exmouth Photo Group takes a trip down memory lane to recreate scenes from old photographs of Exmouth.

Tower of the Four Winds. Picture: Ian BatemanTower of the Four Winds. Picture: Ian Bateman

Exmouth Photo Group is now in its summer season, with indoor meetings replaced by photographic outings to various locations.

In June the group went on an historical walk along Exmouth seafront. Local historian Mary Solway had provided old photos of buildings and gardens, and the challenge was to try to find where the original photographer had stood when taking the picture, and recreate the scene as it looks today - not as easy as it sounds.

Swimming Pool and Ocean. Picture: John PerriamSwimming Pool and Ocean. Picture: John Perriam

The pictures featured here are the modern shots partially overlaid with the historical photographs.

Some buildings, such as the Tower of the Four Winds, are no longer present. Some, like the clock tower, are virtually unchanged, while others have seen major structural changes over the years.

Assembly Rooms and Golden Dragon exterior. Picture: Ian BatemanAssembly Rooms and Golden Dragon exterior. Picture: Ian Bateman

Details of the group's summer outings can be found at 
www.exmouthphotogroup.com and if you would like to join any of the outings, drop the group a line via the website.

The Plantation. Picture: Ian BatemanThe Plantation. Picture: Ian Bateman

Channel View and Aby's. Picture: Ian BatemanChannel View and Aby's. Picture: Ian Bateman

Assembly Rooms and Golden Dragon exterior. Picture: Ian BatemanAssembly Rooms and Golden Dragon exterior. Picture: Ian Bateman

The Seamens Mission and the Chronicle. Picture: Mo MartinThe Seamens Mission and the Chronicle. Picture: Mo Martin

Pavilion Gardens. Picture: Gill StockerPavilion Gardens. Picture: Gill Stocker

Pavilion Theatre. Pictue: Gill StockerPavilion Theatre. Pictue: Gill Stocker

Manor House in Manor Gardens. Picture: Ian BatemanManor House in Manor Gardens. Picture: Ian Bateman

Coastwatch Tower. Picture: Ian Bateman and Chaz MadgeCoastwatch Tower. Picture: Ian Bateman and Chaz Madge

Esplanade gardens. Picture: Ian BatemanEsplanade gardens. Picture: Ian Bateman

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