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View including Rattenburys, 1960s

Black & white photo looking east towards Rattenburys shop

Quentin Pickard has provided this photo showing the area running up to Rattenburys at 288/9 HIgh Street on the northern side of the High Street, 1960s.

The derelict shops include:

  • Terry? Sweet Shop at no. 280 with pram outside
  • ...ARD at no. 281
  • a fruiterer at no. 282
  • S.H.Bass? at no. 283: there is an archway following no. 283 which is mentioned in the 1909/10 Valuation
  • Numbers 284, 285 & 286 all derelict
  • An upholsterers at no. 287
  • Rattenburys: the white building with blinds at nos 288 & 289
  • A Hovis sign marks the bakers at no. 290: this appears to have been a bakers continuously from 1851

More about this area and previous residents.