Church Street Old and New

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  • I can just imagine trams getting up Skerry Hill.

    By philip tatley (09/05/2022)
  • In the older photo the shop just this side of Holloways Dining Rooms is John Wyeld. They were tailors and drapers run by my great grandfather John Wyeld.

    By Rosie Gilligan (07/01/2022)
  • The main shops I recall here were Halfords, (just bike spares in the fifties), and Blake and Beeley, (hardware store), none of the ‘big boy’ DIY Superstores then. That viaduct is a great structure and is still ‘part of the furniture’ and will surely last forever!. Down on the right would have been the Old Eight Bells Pub – probably still there?The Johnny Hobbs Stompers were a regular act at this location.

    Towards the bottom of Church Street on the left could be found a small bakery where mini loaves were available for one penny. We used to by one or sometimes two when on our way to school – St. Johns at that time. Again back in the mid ’50’s.

    By Steeve Cee. (11/09/2017)
  • I don’t think the trams used Church street anyway, so you wouldn’t see any tram lines.

    By Angela Bramwell (20/04/2016)
  • The first picture was taken pre 1911 as there are no tram lines. The route went to Crown Farm terminus which is the junction of Eakring Road and Violet Hill

    By Andy Bailey (18/04/2016)

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