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Red Cow 1920s and 1940s

by | Aug 5, 2015 | Village Centre | 0 comments

chrishall red cow1920s

chrishall red cow 1920s

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The old picture postcard view above probably dates from the 1920s.

The Red Cow dates from Plantagenet times.  The shed behind the carrier has been demolished many years and a second chimney added to the one on the left to make a tandem stack.  The door on the right has been removed and the windows changed especially at the first floor.

Who is in the picture?  Sadly we don’t know – do you?  The inn-keeper in 1911 was George Beadle – was he still there and is that him in the centre of the picture?  We also wonder if this was taken around harvest time as there looks to be a decoration of leaves around the doorway and with all the leaves on the trees it’s obviously not winter.

The view below is from the Bruce Drury Collection and is probably from the late 1940s or early 1950s and shows little change over that period.

chrishall red cow 1940s

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