HIGH STREET / BRIDGE STREET

C1971

By Laurie Stonehouse

The first photograph shows the rememberance day march coming down the High Street in the early 1970s.

The following photographs show a deserted town, I assume the pictures were taken very early in the morning.  The J-reg green Rover next to the old Barclays Bank would indicate that the photographs must have been taken post August 1969.

Photo:Rememberance day c1972

Rememberance day c1972

Kind Permission of Ken Lynch

Photo:HIGH ST - OLD BARCLAYS BANK

HIGH ST - OLD BARCLAYS BANK

Kind permission of Ken Lynch

Photo:HIGH ST - LOOKING DOWN

HIGH ST - LOOKING DOWN

Kind permission of Ken lynch

Photo:HIGH ST - TOWARDS BRIDGE INN

HIGH ST - TOWARDS BRIDGE INN

Kind permission of Ken Lynch

Photo:BRIDGE ST

BRIDGE ST

Kind permission of Ken Lynch

This page was added by Laurie Stonehouse on 31/05/2008.
Comments about this page

Does anyone remember the little grocery shop that used to be down the left hand side of the Bridge Inn, cannot remember the ladies name, but know we would knock on the door if we needed food, before going to sea on a Sunday, as she was allowed to open up and serve the trawlers.

By Gavin Williams
On 13/04/2013

I remember the shop. I went to school with the owner's son. His name was Edwin Warns. He has posted some comments on Ournewhaven. Where is he now?

By B. Greenfield
On 14/04/2013

There was a sweet shop there as well, somewhere near the red car in the last photo, which also opened on Sundays.

By Brenda Hall
On 19/04/2013

The shop next to the Crown Inn was a greengrocers called Ivy's. She was a lovely lady. Both my elder brothers and I worked for her as delivery boys on a Saturday morning. It was a thriving business delivering fruit and veg to both private and local businesses.

By Jeff Morley
On 11/11/2013

The shop with the "Tudor" top was a newsagent's, and probably also sold sweets. It looks as though it may have closed down in this picture (if I remember rightly, the owner wasn't particularly welcoming). Just before it, and set back was a 'working men's" club. After the newsagent's, is the Old Mill Cafe, then part of the Co-op food store. Beyond that, the RN(V)R Drill Hall, which had an impressive polished wooden floor, and a small naval gun just inside the rear doors. At the front, a couple of large trees housed a noisy rookery (or could have been crows).

By Barry Parks
On 30/05/2014

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