Another great old photo from Syd Bird archives – thanks Syd.
As you can see it’s The Green Lodge Hotel, taken possibly around 1880. The building has changed a bit over the years with an extension to the righthand side of the property at some point. The pub has also undergone a few internal refits over the years too. Currently a Marstons pub, for many years it was known as a Burtonwood Brewery pub – Burtonwood joined forces with the Thomas Hardy brewery in 1999 before selling to Marstons.
Here’s an image of The Lodge as it looks today:
What was the property to the left originally – was it something other than a private home as it is today?
It would appear that St Hildeburghs Church hadn’t yet been built – though I suppose it could be out of shot.
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.