Eton, The Cock Pit 1929

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Caption for Eton, The Cock Pit 1929: Eton boasts one of the most famous and picturesque streets in the country. This photograph shows the 15th-century Cockpit restaurant; it includes a knucklebone floor on which cock fights once took place.

An extract from Berkshire Photographic Memories.

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My Great-Great-Grandfather William John Herbert established the Herbert's Supply Stores seen to the right of this photograph. The stores were made of twenty four departments and held the Royal Warrant for Queen Victoria, the Empresses of Russia and Germany, and many minor royals from across Europe. (...Read full memory)

Immediately on the right here was Eton College's Rectors House (?), mum's mum was cook, she was a WWI widow with 5 kids and walked daily from a railway slum in Stoke Gardens Slough. When mum left school in the 30's at 14 and was too young for work the rector's wife said to gran to bring the girls along (Nell, mums older (...Read full memory)

Dad always called this the burning bush, I assume it was the first public lighting they'd seen.

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Caption for Eton, The Cock Pit 1929: Eton boasts one of the most famous and picturesque streets in the country. This photograph shows the 15th-century Cockpit restaurant; it includes a knucklebone floor on which cock fights once took place.

An extract from Berkshire Photographic Memories.

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