Salisbury, Minster Street c.1950

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Caption for Salisbury, Minster Street C1950: A view of one of the city's best narrow medieval streets, lined with tall, overhanging shops and houses. Almost all the buildings date from the 15th century : note the overhanging upper storeys and the timber framing. The famous Haunch of Venison Inn on the left is virtually untouched both externally and internally.

An extract from Salisbury Photographic Memories.

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I worked in the brewrery on the keg line with Jake W, Pat B, and Andy D, I ended up running the cask beer department under Trevor G, who was a brewer. I made some very good friends in the brewery, I have been trying to contact Jake Willis but to no avail, he moved to Swansea I think, I used to rent the detatched house next to (...Read full memory)

Does anybody remember Gibbs Mew Grewery on Gigant Street?

In 1960 this was the main building of Salisbury College of Art. The college specialised in photography, fine arts and, when I joined, was one of the first provincial art colleges to award a recognised graphic design qualification. It also offered courses in hairdressing and sign writing. There were several very (...Read full memory)

Hey, do you remember Spaggetie, a small dumpy Italian who used to shout all the time. But what a place, all me mates would meet there, you didn't need money, he would give you a cup of coffee. Now, let's see if I can get them all! Dougie Hood, Larry Shirely, Hickie, Dinga Harding, Moggs, Frank Blackman, Willy (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Salisbury, Minster Street C1950: A view of one of the city's best narrow medieval streets, lined with tall, overhanging shops and houses. Almost all the buildings date from the 15th century : note the overhanging upper storeys and the timber framing. The famous Haunch of Venison Inn on the left is virtually untouched both externally and internally.

An extract from Salisbury Photographic Memories.

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