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Caption for Wychbold, The Crown Hotel C1950: The Crown Hotel, pictured here, is typical of many that were built in the middle years of the 20th century to cater for a population that was newly mobile, thanks to the availability of cars. It still serves exactly the same purpose today, although it has been taken over and has now changed its name. The sign at the far end of the car park tells us that in the 1950s the hotel had a swimming pool.

Memories of Wychbold, the Crown Hotel c1950

The Crown, when I was a child was owned by my Aunty Denny's family. She married my Uncle Terry and they later ran The Firs at Dunhampstead, where I worked through my teen years. My late grandad Joseph Forster (mum's side), was the caretaker at the Crown and he also used to take care of the donkeys (...Read full memory)

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