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Where Bideford Rope-Makers Walked

Rope Walk
 

From the photograph most readers will immediately recognise the Strand but fewer will recall the wooden posts which formed part of the extension to "Rope" Walk which ran from the foreground of the picture back past the bottom of Chingswell Street, across the bottom of Willett Street to the Quay end of Bridgeland Street.
The ancient and principal ropewalk in Bideford, where ropes were made by hand, was owned from very early times by the Wren family, and later was acquired by Mr H M Restarick.

 

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