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Sherrard Street c.1885

Sherrard Street c.1885

A wintry view along Sherrard Street looking towards Market Place. The building on the left will become the Post Office, but is still a private house. Next is CS SMith grocers, and then Lamberts Lane, which ran down to Burton Street. The building on the other side of the lane was later demolished, creating today’s Burton Street junction. Approx date: 1885. Image ref:...

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Sherrard Street c.1910

Sherrard Street c.1910

A view along Sherrard Street taken beside boundary wall of The Limes (now the site of Woolworths). On the far right is CS Smith grocers, and then the Post Office looking very imposing in what had once been a private house. The taller building next to it is Sharman and Ladbury ironmongers. Approx date: 1910. Image ref:...

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Sherrard Street c.1910

Sherrard Street c.1910

A view along Sherrard Street taken from its junction with Market Place. The trees on the left border one of Melton’s most famous buildings – The Limes – demolished in 1932, and now the site of Woolworths. Just in front is a sign for ‘A Coleman, tobacconist’, a well-know shop which only closed in 2007. Approx date: 1910. Image ref:...

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Burton Street c.1930

Burton Street c.1930

Some wonderful old motor cars – and no obvious traffic markings – in this view along Burton Street taken from the bridge. The half-timbered building on the left is Melton Garage (previously Quorn Hunt Motor Garage). The taller building just before it is pork-pie makers, Sutton Bros. Approx date: 1930. Image ref:...

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Burton Street c.1885

Burton Street c.1885

A view along Burton Street towards the bridge, just visible in the far background. The building on the left is The George and Dragon Inn, before it was demolished in 1889 to make way for Colles Hall. The children following the horse and cart may have come from the Fair. Approx date: 1885. Image ref:...

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