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High Street west of Town Meadow Road, early 1900s

High Street view with distant tram

This tinted postcard, sent in 1905, shows the view from the western corner of Town Meadow Road looking west on a quiet day, very little traffic. The tramlines and distant tram confirm the photo was taken in the early 1900s (the card was sent in 1905).

The building on the Town Meadow Road corner was no. 61, the words 'straw' and 'seed' can be made out on the original, helping confirm the location: in 1901 no. 61 was a corn and coal dealers, run by the Dale family. Further on there are signs for the Rising Sun at numbers 68/69. At no. 63 lived James Clements, tug owner in 1901.

On the other side of the High Street, the name 'Bridge' marks the harness makers shop at no. 267 with 'Parcel Express' outside.

Details of numbers 61 - 69 and on the right 257 - 266 and 267 - 272.

Published August 2010; updated September 2011