Old photographs: Market Street

Old photographs: Market Street

Look at Market Street today

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Looking up Market Street from outside the Swan Hotel in about 1900. The traffic consists of a horse-drawn wagon, perhaps laden with sacks of wool, accompanied by two pedestrians. The Town Hall (left) has a nice gas light, but the stonework is...

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Old Photographs: Sport and Recreation

Old Photographs: Sport and Recreation

Groups of people with a common interest tend to have photographs taken regularly, often each year, so pictures of groups like sports teams and choirs are relatively common. Frequently the Museum does not know the identity of all the members in the pictures -can anybody...

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Old photographs: Football

Old photographs: Football

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Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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The Bradford Crusaders 2nd XI football team for the season 1925-1926. The team consisted of members of the Crusaders Club which was connected to Christ...

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Old photographs: Winsley

Old photographs: Winsley

Winsley, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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The centre of Winsley village around the turn of the 19th/20th centuries. The roof of part of  the row of houses known as Church Cottages has been changed from thatch to pantiles, although that next to the church seems to have been newly re-thatched.

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Old images: Atworth

Old images: Atworth

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Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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Atworth parish church at the beginning of the 20th century on a postcard by the Bradford photographer P.E. Andrews of Phoebus Studio in St Margaret’s Street

 

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Old photographs: Westwood

Old photographs: Westwood

Westwood, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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The building on the Westwood side at Avoncliff was probably built in about 1795 as a dormitory complex for workers at the nearby woollen cloth mill. In 1835 it was converted into the Bradford Poor Law Union workhouse and...

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Old photographs: Monkton Farleigh

Old photographs: Monkton Farleigh

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Monkton Farleigh, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire .

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Rose Cottage, a house near the church, seen in a photograph on a postcard that was published by the Phoebus photographic...

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Old photographs: Holt

Old photographs: Holt

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Holt, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

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J. & T. Beavens’ leather factory  in the Midlands, Holt. James Beaven started a leather works in Holt in the early 18th century and the firm began making leather gloves about 1800.

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Old photographs of Bradford: general views

Old photographs of Bradford: general views

Views over the town in the early 20th century.

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A view from the fields west of Barton Farm, looking northwards towards the Wine Street and Budbury area of the town. Just right of the centre is the Wilkins Brothers’ brewery with a smoking chimney. Above the brewery are cottages in Tory Place that...

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