Bishops Waltham, High Street c.1955

Bishops Waltham, High Street c.1955

Neg. B612068


Caption for Bishop's Waltham, High Street c1955

The owners of these parked cars must be shopping. The first building on the left was Barclays Bank; today it is still Barclays, but it has had a fresh lick of paint. Houchin Street and Basingwell Street to the east of the High Street were cleared in the 1960s for car parks.H W Veck & Sons, a carpet retailer, has been trading here since 1928.

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'Old Wood' From 1800's

I own 2 pieces of oak furniture which my great grandfather made from the old ruins of the Palace. They lived in Bishops Waltham and I believe (informed by my father of 87) his family owned 2 local mills.

The Grapes, St Peters Street,1871

My grandmother, Elizabeth Ann Higgs, was widowed in 1869, when her husband, John Russell Higgs, was drowned at sea. Her brother Silas Short was working at the brickyard in the town so she and her 2 children, Annie and Arthur (my father), moved to Bishops Waltham to be near him. Elizabeth ran the ...Read full memory

Chip Shop @ The Mafeking Hero

I grew up in Waltham and have many memories of my years spent there. I loved this picture because I lived on Ridgemede , which was just down the road from the pub & we used to go and get fish & chips from the chip shop on a Saturday evening. The chip shop was in the part of the pub that extends out, with the black little door! Nice little trip down memory lane

My Favourite Sweet Shop

Does anyone remember the little sweetshop at the bottom of at peters rd, i remember theatre little old ladies in there, always used to buy 2 for a penny sweets I

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