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Sherrard Street

Sherrard Street

A view along Thorpe End with The Carnegie Library (now the town’s museum) in the centre. McDonalds now occupies the cottage gardens on the right. The houses on the left stand just before the entrance to Enoch Evans Pork Pie Factory; built in 1860, closed in 1953 and demolished in 1963. It’s now part of the Morrison’s Supermarket site. Approx date: 1910. Image ref:...

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Sherrard Street c.1915

Sherrard Street c.1915

A view from the bottom end of Sherrard Street towards Thorpe End. On the left is T Moore & Son’s bakehouse and cafe. The trees border the large gardens of Parke House, owned by a family of local solicitors. The Constitutional Club is on the right, and in the far centre is the new Carnegie Library. But the other tower is a mystery, and must have been added by an over-enthusiastic...

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Sherrard Street c.1910

Sherrard Street c.1910

A carnival procession winds its way along Sherrard Street from the town centre, with one of the town’s public urinals on the right, and The Marquis of Granby pub on the left. The first float is possibly a Stilton cheese-maker, the second belongs to Rowell and Son, boot-makers to the gentry, and later to the Duke of Windsor. Approx date: 1910. Image ref:...

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Sherrard Street c.1910

Sherrard Street c.1910

The south-side of Sherrard Street, with the town’s urinal on the far right, and the Granby pub opposite. Sometimes called ‘The Marquis of Granby, it was named after the third Duke of Rutland’s eldest son; a distinguished officer who earned the respect of his soldiers by finding them employment when their service ended. Approx date: 1910. Image ref:...

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Sherrard Street c.1905

Sherrard Street c.1905

An Edwardian view of Sherrard Street looking towards the town centre. The green structure on the right is one of the town’s public urinals, placed just outside the Methodist Church. It was said that church-goers could look down into it from the top of the chapel steps! Approx date: 1905. Image ref:...

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