Item BCA - 2017.1205 - Bridge Street first half of C20th

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BCA - 2017.1205

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Bridge Street first half of C20th

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  • early twentieth century (Creation)

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This picture postcard shows Bridge Street from opposite Sherbourne Villas looking east. The nearer pub is the Wheat Sheaf which became the Post Office in 1972. The thatched pub is the Elephant & Castle. The barn on the angle of the turn into Church View held a penny bazaar once a year but is now a dwelling called Wychwoods, converted from the barn to a dwelling by Les & Stella King when they ran the Post Office next door, for Stella's parents Dot and Eric Stroud, who used to run the Hardware Store in the High Street next to the Morris Clown which was called The New Inn in those days. In October 1958 a fire destroyed the thatched roof of the Elephant & Castle and when it was rebuilt, it was slated and not thatched.

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