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Postcard showing the fire station, early 1900s

view of the High Street looking east, including the fire station

Roger Davis provided this image.

The fire station is the prominent brick building centre right. It was built in 1897.

The shops to the right of the fire station are numbers 54 to 57: the number 57 can just be made out on the rightmost property and was used by Clarnico, confectioners (makers of large caramels covered in pink or white icing, a dentist's nightmare).

The single storey building with the gable end to the left of the fire station is the Ferry Lane Almshouses. These were in a 'dangerous state' in 1841 (P). The sign on this wall is for T B Rowe, local soap manufacturer.

The shops on the left, on the north side of the High Street start at around no. 276. There is a sign for C. Martin visible and a Charles W Martin, plumber, lived at no. 276 in 1901; by 1911 H J Horton, hairdresser, was at no. 276 (see striped pole); perhaps they shared the property?

See details of properties on the right, including the fire station and details of properties on the left