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The Square

THE SQUARE IS THE ROAD THAT CONTAINS THE SHOP,PUB AND SCHOOL
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THE VILLAGE SHOP CIRCA 1920
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Mrs BROOKS IN THE DOORWAY
THE VILLAGE SHOP
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CIRCA 1980
THE VILLAGE SHOP
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CIRCA LATE 1990's

THE SHOP

 

Years ago the village had three shops one at the old post office ( now known as the wickets) and another in the off licence of the Crown Inn and the one we all know now as a youngster in the village the shop was run by Mrs Brookes later it was taken over by Mr & Mrs S Powell and then by Mr & Mrs John Rowe and then for over 20 years by Mr John Ottiwell who left in December 2003 and is now run by Mr & Mrs Wright.

The present shop (circa 1790) now contains the post office as well it has changed quite a bit over the last 50+years but it has not lost any of its character.

THE CROWN INN
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THE OLD COURTHOUSE

THE CROWN INN

 

Years ago the Crown served two roles in village life one as a public house and inn the other as a courthouse the cells were in the cellars and the courtroom was on the first floor the only way down from the courtroom was by the stairs which were protected by a unique door on the stairs that could only be opened from below as it worked as a shutter down onto the stairs to stop anyone from escaping.

EARLY PHOTOGRAPH OF THE SQUARE
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TAKEN FROM CHURCH ROAD
THE SQUARE FROM THE SHOP
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DOWN TO THE HOWARD SCHOOL AT THE END

THIS IS A VERY EARLY SHOP
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NEXT DOOR TO THE CROWN INN

The photograph below shows the shop above now a house as it is today

This House Was Once
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The Village Shop
THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN WHEN
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THE SQUARE ENDED IN A FIELD