Baldock, George And Dragon Hotel c.1955

Baldock, George And Dragon Hotel c.1955

Neg. B9003


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In the 1920s and 1930s, the George and Dragon Hotel was a popular stopping-place for cyclists and walkers following the route of the Icknield Way. For the more discerning 'Commercials and Motorists' it provided 'wines, spirits and billiards'. The George and Dragon stands opposite the corner of Sun Street and adjacent to the site of the Sun public house (later the Victoria.) Only the 1950s 'Keep Left' sign differs from the view today.

Memories of Baldock

The Baldock Methodist Church

The towers at the back of this picture are of the Baldock Methodist Church, by the 1960/70's the shop in front was a gentleman's outfitters. I and my sisters, were christened in the Methodist Church here, and my Mum Valerie (nee Juffs) and Dad Frederick Cogar (1925 - 2000) were both church members, as were Mums ...Read full memory

A memory of Baldock by Carol Evans

Baldock Hostel

I lived in the hostel in the 1960s and liked the area very much. I was a member of the working man's club, the cinema always had up to date films. The town boasted good pubs, there was plenty of work in nearby Letchworth. I had spells in Borg Warner, Emme's Plastic Moulding, Brand's Coatings and more. I heard most of what I mention is now gone.

Animal House

From 1947, my family used to drive between Middlesex and West Suffolk via Baldock. My father used to point out a house on the East side of the High Street that had many animal figures on the street-facing wall. Does anyone remember it and perhaps have a photograph?

A memory of Baldock by graham.skan

The Chequers Pub

I remember when my nan had the Chequers. My Dad grew up there. We used to go there every Sunday and Nanna Bet would let us have crisps and a coke, in the old style glass bottles. Phil would give us a load of 10ps to go on the machines in the front bar and I thought it was brilliant. Does anyone remember or did you know ...Read full memory

A memory of Baldock by Angie Fisher
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