Abergavenny, Cross Street 1914

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Caption for Abergavenny, Cross Street 1914: On the left is the sombre but reassuringly secure frontage of the Capital and Counties Bank. The gradual increase in motorized traffic may account for the presence of a policeman at the junction with Monk Street. On that corner, Saunders & Co boldly advertise their agricultural services.

An extract from Around Alton Photographic Memories.

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As far as I can remember, my brother and I were taken to this market only once, in August 1949, and we were most interested in the cattle. I have lovely photo of us stroking a calf there.

My parents ran Ye Old Herefordshire (a pub) in 1963 for three months. It was a rough old place and the police would come in at closing time to make sure there was no trouble. Next door was the Kai Nam restaurant. I was at boarding school in Cardiff, and I remember being called 'chinky lover' because I would eat with (...Read full memory)

I think this a picture of Abergavenny Town Hall, but am not sure. When we were staying in Abergavenny we lived outside, in Albany Road, on the way to the Rholben and the Deri, which we often climbed and as we didn't go into the town awfully much, only when my mother needed something, I have only vague memories of it. My (...Read full memory)

Annie Tranter was born in Abergavenny in 1884 at 2 Chapel Road. Her brother David had a flower shop in town. I have traced the Tranters back to 1750 in Abergavenny. I have been there to visit, great town.

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Caption for Abergavenny, Cross Street 1914: On the left is the sombre but reassuringly secure frontage of the Capital and Counties Bank. The gradual increase in motorized traffic may account for the presence of a policeman at the junction with Monk Street. On that corner, Saunders & Co boldly advertise their agricultural services.

An extract from Around Alton Photographic Memories.

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