Baldock, White Horse Street 1925

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Caption for Baldock, White Horse Street 1925: Here we see the junction of White Horse Street and Sun Street, leading to St Mary's Church with its 13th-century tower and prominent spike. The oriental turrets of the mid-Victorian red-brick Methodist chapel rising above Wilson's premises on the right are an appropriate reminder that Baldock's name, bestowed by the Knights Templar in the 12th century, means Baghdad.

An extract from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Baldock


The towers at the back of this picture are of the Baldock Methodist Church, by the 1960/70's the shop in front was a gentleman's outfitters. I and my sisters, were christened in the Methodist Church here, and my Mum Valerie (nee Juffs) and Dad Frederick Cogar (1925 - 2000) were both church members, as were Mums (...Read full memory)

I lived in the hostel in the 1960s and liked the area very much. I was a member of the working man's club, the cinema always had up to date films. The town boasted good pubs, there was plenty of work in nearby Letchworth. I had spells in Borg Warner, Emme's Plastic Moulding, Brand's Coatings and more. I heard most of what I mention is now gone.

I remember when my nan had the Chequers. My Dad grew up there. We used to go there every Sunday and Nanna Bet would let us have crisps and a coke, in the old style glass bottles. Phil would give us a load of 10ps to go on the machines in the front bar and I thought it was brilliant. Does anyone remember or did you know (...Read full memory)

From 1947, my family used to drive between Middlesex and West Suffolk via Baldock. My father used to point out a house on the East side of the High Street that had many animal figures on the street-facing wall. Does anyone remember it and perhaps have a photograph?

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Caption for Baldock, White Horse Street 1925: Here we see the junction of White Horse Street and Sun Street, leading to St Mary's Church with its 13th-century tower and prominent spike. The oriental turrets of the mid-Victorian red-brick Methodist chapel rising above Wilson's premises on the right are an appropriate reminder that Baldock's name, bestowed by the Knights Templar in the 12th century, means Baghdad.

An extract from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories.

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