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 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)

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)

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.

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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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