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Spanton's Yard, around 1971

B/w photo of entrance to a timberyard

Quentin Pickard has provided this photo, taken around 1971. The sign says:
C SPANTON & CO. LTD.
TIMBER IMPORTERS & MERCHANTS
SAWING, PLANING & MOULDING MILLS

The sign to the left:
DOORS, MOULDING
OAK AND COLUMBIAN
PINE FLOORINGS

The timberyard occupied the sites of numbers 135 and 136 High Street, just to the east of St Lawrence's church on the south side of High Street. It had a High Street frontage of nearly 50 feet (15m) and was in the process of being demolished when the photo was taken.

Three trade directories show this was a timberyard for nearly 50 years: in 1928 and 1933 run by G E Turk, then Charles Spanton (1940 through to around 1971).

More information about 135 and 136 and former occupants.

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Published January 2010