THE BECK SO CALLED BECAUSE A STREAM (or beck) RUNS UNDER IT FROM THE
GREEN TO THE RIVER
The three photographs below show the Beck in flood
at it's junction with Church Rd and the Shrubbery
The cottage below used to be three cottages with gardens infront and a
single path to get to the front doors.
The Cottage at the start of
The homestead is one old house in the
village that has not altered over time if you look at these photographs and look at the house you will not see much difference.
FROM THE BACK GARDEN
Elford working mens club
The working mens club built on the same lines as the village
hall at around the same time by the people of the village it should have been called the youth club in my younger days I spent
a lot of time in and around it (picking up my bad habits) note how it was built on brick piles to keep it above the floods.
The Origional Elford Working Mens Club
built on brick piles to keep it above the floods
Elford WMC as it is today
Still on he same site
the brook under the beck decides to go over the top for a change.
Photo of the croft before croft close
this footpath ran from The Beck to The Square
The woodyard so called because
it was where all the trees from the estate were turned into useful timber the workshops you can see was where the carpenters
worked it was later used as a builders yard by Gerald Pickering and retained it's look but now it's been built on and lost
The Woodyard (as it was before the building)
this used to be the carpenters workshop
The Entrance To The Green
from the Beck
The Green another part of the village that has not changed
over the years apart from there being no gate at the end any more.
These cottages where once the
village school untill Mary Howard built the one we know now.