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Hicks Butchers, Church Road.

Hicks Butchers, Church Road.

This photograph dates from, we think, around the 1930’s, and shows Mrs Hedley Hicks holding one of her sons, Frank, and her daughter May standing beside the fence.  Just next door to the left you can see Hedley’s butchers shop.  If you look very carefully...
Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage

Rose Cottage, Crawley End.  This cottage is still connected to Ramblers next door as the original two cottages and Rose Cottage retains its south facing front door.  In the photograph above you can see both Ramblers and Rose Cottage.  Fred Davies who has lived in...
Cobblers Cottage

Cobblers Cottage

Cobblers circa 1960: despite the run down appearance the main cottage appears to be in reasonable repair although the rendering appears to have been recently made good. This property’s appearance is quite different now and the thatched annex, which was the shoe...
Village Centre Bungalow

Village Centre Bungalow

This bungalow still stands in front of Barleymans and opposite the village sign, albeit it is much changed. The photograph probably dates from the 1950s. On the left of this photograph can be seen the stripey blind that was covering the shop window as for many years...
Village Lamp!

Village Lamp!

The Old Post Office – this lovely open view is now blocked by the fully grown trees seen as young saplings in this photograph.  The pond is barely discernable but the roadside railings confirm its existence.  The lamp is an interesting feature where the village...
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