Abergavenny, Frogmore Street 1914

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Caption for Abergavenny, Frogmore Street 1914: The White Horse Hotel, right foreground, advertises its select bowling saloon. The horse of the sign seems to be emerging from White Horse Lane just beyond the hotel. The sign on Brown & Seymour's shop beyond reads 'smoke Musketeer tobacco'. At No 17 next door, David Mansfield Scott was a confectioner and mineral water manufacturer; his business operated beside that of Miss Kennington, 'Fancy Draper & Milliner'. The bicycles parked outside the bank on the left might well have been bought at the Cycle & Sports Depot farther down the street. Thoughts of war seem far away in this peaceful, unhurried scene.

An extract from Around Alton Photographic Memories.

Memories of Abergavenny


My parents Monica and Jack Garrett ran the Frogmore Cafe from 1954 until 1978 when it became a dry cleaners when  they then sold it to Sketchleys in 1980. I was their only son Richard.

This picture reminds me of a photo my father took from the top of the Blorenge when we climbed it in August 1949. To start, we had to take the railway (closed in the 50's) to Gilwern or Govilon (I can't remember which!) and then begin our climb from there.  When they reached the top, my father and brother (...Read full memory)

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)

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, Frogmore Street 1914: The White Horse Hotel, right foreground, advertises its select bowling saloon. The horse of the sign seems to be emerging from White Horse Lane just beyond the hotel. The sign on Brown & Seymour's shop beyond reads 'smoke Musketeer tobacco'. At No 17 next door, David Mansfield Scott was a confectioner and mineral water manufacturer; his business operated beside that of Miss Kennington, 'Fancy Draper & Milliner'. The bicycles parked outside the bank on the left might well have been bought at the Cycle & Sports Depot farther down the street. Thoughts of war seem far away in this peaceful, unhurried scene.

An extract from Around Alton Photographic Memories.

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