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1907 (or earlier) postcard of New Brentford including the Red Lion
Wendy Tag provided a scan of this postcard, postmarked 1907. The tram indicates the photo is no earlier than around 1901.
Wendy has also provided the text on the back:
Wendy adds the Duke of Northumberland lived at Syon House and the Earl of Jersey lived at Osterley Park.
The Red Lion in New Brentford was at no. 197, on the north side of the High Street and near the corner of the Market Place. In 1911 and 1913 the landlord was Richard Boxall; the sign showns an earlier landlord, T Sangster. The 3-gabled building further along on the left is The Castle Hotel at no. 208.
NB there was also a Red Lion in Old Brentford, which was at no. 318 in C20.
On the right E Jones, butcher was at no. 114.
As to Nevill, the baker, see link below for a painting of their bread cart with signage showing they made Welsh digestive farmhouse bread. The original painting is at Gunnersbury Park Museum. Another Google search suggests H W Nevill was London's largest bakery.
The Art UK website has a painting of Nevill's bread cart dating from around 1875.
Published November 2008; last updated March 2022