Abergavenny, Frogmore Street c.1955

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Caption for Abergavenny, Frogmore Street c1955: The road is widening as we look back towards the High Street. Owen the pharmacist was at No 61 (right) until 1958, next door to the King David Inn, which was to close in 1973. Ruther's the fishmonger and grocer's opposite dated from First World War days. The car about to turn left would find today's one-way system against him.

An extract from Around Alton Photographic Memories.

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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 c1955: The road is widening as we look back towards the High Street. Owen the pharmacist was at No 61 (right) until 1958, next door to the King David Inn, which was to close in 1973. Ruther's the fishmonger and grocer's opposite dated from First World War days. The car about to turn left would find today's one-way system against him.

An extract from Around Alton Photographic Memories.

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