Baldock, White Horse Street 1925

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Caption for Baldock, White Horse Street 1925: This view looks back towards the site of photograph No 77098. The Rose & Crown and the Whitehorse Hotel on the right were among the numerous inns which made this small town one of Hertfordshire's premier coaching centres, thanks to its position on the Great North Road and on the important link between Luton and Royston. The adjacent tobacconist's premises bears numerous advertisements for assorted products, while on the opposite side of the street, the hardware store displays some of its stock, including a roll of wire netting.

An extract from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Baldock


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?

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)

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.

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)

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Caption for Baldock, White Horse Street 1925: This view looks back towards the site of photograph No 77098. The Rose & Crown and the Whitehorse Hotel on the right were among the numerous inns which made this small town one of Hertfordshire's premier coaching centres, thanks to its position on the Great North Road and on the important link between Luton and Royston. The adjacent tobacconist's premises bears numerous advertisements for assorted products, while on the opposite side of the street, the hardware store displays some of its stock, including a roll of wire netting.

An extract from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories.

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