Keynsham in old picture postcards

Keynsham in old picture postcards

:   Barbara J. Lowe and Members of Keynsham and Saltford Local History Society
:   Somerset
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-2534-5
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29. This photograph of 1880-1885 shows Avon weir with Keynsham Brass Mills (Avon Mill) in the background. The young man was either Jack or Ernest James Belsten. (The Belsten family were Undertakers in Charlton Road, Keynsham, for many years.)

30. Brass making was begun in these Brass Mills in 1706 by Bristol Brass Cornapny, but there had been mills on this site ever since Domesday. The brass mills ceased werking in June 1927 when they were sold to Messrs. Robinson of Bristol,

31. Here we see personnel of Keynsham Brass Mills about 1870. The back row, left to right, shows: - W.c. Ollis, R. Williams, J. Frankham, R. Williams, E. Fray, t. ?, ?, W. VeaIe, i, J. VeaIe, J. Williams, G. Gregory, W. Ollis, S. Parsons, S. Saunders, T. Short man and T. Veaie. Middle section, left to right, shows: - Roberts, I. Sheppard, Evans, T. Reed, ?, J. Withey, H. Steager, R. Roberts, C. Wellington, T. Evans, C. Carpenter, T. Hardy, S. Williams, J. Shortman, W. Evans, E. Williams, G. Charles, G. White, W. Bray, R. Headington, J. Hicks, F. Smith, S. Sheppard, C. Webb, W. Krintz, S. Wellington, J. Taylor, I. Sheppard, H. Fox, i. 1 and J. Hodge. Front row, Ieft to light, shows: - J. Ford, 1, S. Jarrett, W. Bees, H. Evans, G. Frankham, 1, A. Exon, H. Giles, ?, E. Veale, ?, 1, A. Jarrett and A. Sincock.

32. Keynsham as it was in 1907, showing cottages along the south side of the Church, behind the 'Railway Tavern'. The cottages were knocked down after World War II, but the 'Railway Tavern' is now the Showroom of the South Western Electricity Board. The inn was closed about 1956.

33. Included in this group of customers outside the 'Railway Tavern' are: - E. Dowling, T. Stewart, G. Newman, R. Farthing, F. WiIliams, C. Webley, E. Hallet, G. Coombes, F. Reed, W. Rason, I. James and C. Nelmes. This inn was formerly called the 'Black Horse' (1841 Tithe map) and was presumably renamed after development of the Great Western Railway through Keynsham. Latterly, it was known as the 'Railway Inn'.

34. This picture shows two shops at the Church end of the High Street. The one on the left advertising 'Westward Ho' cigars is now Pearsell's butchers shop. The right hand one, the confectionery shop of A.W. Beer, later became Milton's sweet shop but is now Hayes' wool shop.

35. This photograph of the 1920's shows the premises of Chappell Brothers, Family Grocers and Tea Merchants in Keynsham for many years, It used to have a stoneflagged floor scattered with sawdust, and chairs for customers to sit on whilst their order was prepared. You chose your bacon and waited while it was cut to your liking, Very few goods were pre-packed and you could buy small quantities, like two ounces, of most dry goeds. One member of the shop's staff would call at your home on Mondays or Tuesdays to take your weekly order if you wished. It would then be delivered, without charge, to your door step on the Thursday or Friday, Should you need anything special, they would order and procure it for you. Sadly, the coming of superrnarkets eventually killed their trade, and the business finally closed down. A modern frontage was built to the shop which is now Stentons the Optielans.

36. Looking towards the Parish Church and Vicarage, this 1926 view of part of the High Street shows two public houses separated by Morgan's (hairdressers). The nearer one was the 'Foresters Arms' and the farther one, with large bow window, was the 'Royal Oak'. On the left-hand side of the road was the original Keynsham branch of the National Provincial Bank.

37. These two buildings were formerly all one, the 'Foresters Arrns'. The buildings are fifteenth to sixteenth century and the beer house may have acquired its name from a Friendly Society or even from the Foresters of the Mediaeval Royal Park and Chase of Keynsharn who had the right to brew 'scot-ale'. The 'Foresters Arms' was renowned as a cider house. They obtained their cider from a farm in Chewton Keynsham, and police looked for trouble when the new brew came in the autumn. In recent years, part of the site was a Boutique but now it is a Spastles shop.



38. In this picture of 1900, Dr. Willett rides up the High Street whilst a group of children (and Nanny) pose outside Hickling's the ironmongers. This fascinating old store was practically an institution in Keynsham and you could buy almost anything there. On the right-hand side of the road is the old Post Office, better seen in number 40, and the 'Foresters Arms' and 'Royal Dak'. The latter is still an inn, but its name was changed, in 1971, to the 'London Inn'. On the 1841 Tithe map it is shown as a private house, but in the 1851 Census Returns, it is described as an inn. Some documentary evidence in Bristol City Archives, suggests a property on the site as early as 1762; perhaps later rebuilt. Although the frontages of most of the buildings on the right have been changed, the structures are largely unaltered. However, all the buildings on the left of the picture have either been demolished and rebuilt or structurally changed.

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