Item BCA - 2019.2061 - Horse Fair seen outside the Wheat Sheaf Inn in Bridge Street

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BCA - 2019.2061


Horse Fair seen outside the Wheat Sheaf Inn in Bridge Street


  • first half of twentieth century (Creation)

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This is a photograph of the Horse Fair taken outside the Wheat Sheaf Inn in Bridge Street. Note the man collecting the horse manure off the road which was prized in all vegetable gardens. Young boys used to collect it up and sell it for a few pennies. The Elephant and Castle in the background still has its thatch which indicates the picture was taken before 1956 and probably a few decades before that. There is a sign on the Elephant & Castle offering 'Good Stabling.' The horses are tall and strong, capable of farm work.

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