Many thanks to Ian Davies for sending me a batch of scanned old postcards. Having just been twisting my neck for nearly 30 mins viewing them all the wrong way up, I’ve hopefully picked one that will jog a few memories!
This almost Dickensian scene is apparently of a horse and cart outside the Lighthouse Inn, presumably dropping off more pale ale and bitter for the thirsty fellows inside! I don’t think I’ve heard of the Lighthouse Inn before? It seems that the Lighthouse Inn was demolished to make way for what is now the car park in front of Holy Trinity School. Or maybe Mansell Antiques was the old inn? You can make out the old school house behind the horse and cart. Those cottages on the left are now the site of Hoose Court. You can place the location quite easily because the timber work above what is now the video shop is still there and the window on the front of the old school house hasn’t changed at all…
The shop where the woman is stood (now the property agents) was once a cobblers of course.
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