August 2021

Here is a classic photo of Church St. at the end nearest the Co-Op taken in about 1895. The large thatched building on the right was a bakers – as it is today. The chimney shows a large “inglenook” open fireplace – indicating that the building was very old. None of these buildings remain today – replaced by a row of new houses of differing styles in the early 20th Century. We know that the bakery burned down – maybe the open fire was not such a good idea. This made room for the houses near Church Lane. However, it’s quite hard to map the houses today onto the footprints of the old buildings so if you have more information please let me know.