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Cheap Street Newbury, 1932, 1960, 1967.

Started by Administrator, February 14, 2014, 04:58:54 pm

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The picture of Cheap Street shown as 1960 was later than that. Blue Cross Cleaners did not open there until April 1964, so it is after that. (I know, it was my shop!) Also the Ford Zephyr Mk3 was not produced until 1962.
Also the Almshouses were not all boarded up in 1960, and there may have been one or two occupants still. I would say it is probably c1965/6. There is very little difference in time between this, and the next picture.


We regularly used the Empire Cafe on our weekly visit to Newbury Thursdays market day. It was a splendid cafe then.


My dad used to park outsde St Mary's Almshouses when we went to the library. I clearly remember the overgrown front courtyard and a sign warning about falling slates. If you look closely you can still see traces of whitewash on the adjoining buildings!