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
:   80
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59. This shows Keynsham's Victorian Police Station which stood near the top of Bath Hill East, It was demolished about twenty years ago and its site is now a car park. The present Police Station and Magistrates Court were built behind this.

60. This shows the junction of Wellsway with Bath Road at the top of Bath Hili East. This scene, of about 1920, shows the fountain which was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee but later removed. The tall house was demolished and the land now forms part of the garden of the 'Talbot Inn'.

61. This photograph was taken at much the same place and year as nurnber 60, but facing Wellsway instead of Bath Road. The 'New Inn' ean be seen on the right. The good cellarage in this inn suggests that it is one of Keynsham's oldest. On a document in Bristol City Archives Department, mention is made of a building in existence in 1614. Other documents of 1695,1750 and 1767, refer to the site, and in the latter, it is described as a messuage or tenement, garden and premises in the posession of John Veale, but not as an inn. The houses on the left were built early this century and are stilllargely unaltered.

62. In the background is Fairfield Terrace and, on the right, are an oid chapel and Woodbine cottages. In the late nineteenth century the latter were purpose-built slum dwellings, with the landlord controlling the votes. The lane past them was known as 'Pogham's Lane', after hirn.

63. Here we see a group of men working to widen Burnet Lane (now Wellsway), in 1923. In the back row, left to right, were: Newman, Trengrove, Hatcher, Greenland, Ollis, Newman, Williams, Carter and Macey. In front: - J. Bees, Vailes, Lowrnan, Williams, Glover, Alward and F. CoIlins.

64. This picture speaks for itself. The store was on the corner where Rock Road meets Temple Street, on the site now occupied by the Gateway Supermarket. Mr. Cridland was a very public-spirited gentleman and produced the first history of Keynsham. He also ran the first public library here from a separate part of the building. It is said that all the books were bound in black. George Chappell began his career as errand boy for this store. In the 1920's the store was sold to Grimes, then later, to Pera and lastly, Gateway Supermarkets.

65. Temple Street is a southerly continuation of Keynsham High Street. Most of the houses and shops in this street were pulled down in the 1950's in spite of being 'Listed' buildings. The survivors are seen on the right-hand side of this picture, although most of the street-level frontages have been modernised in some way. The buildings on the left-hand side have all gone, as has the steep lane to the river, L' Abbott. (Not to be confused with a modern road of the same narne.)

66. This view of Temple Street, this time looking north, shows some of the houses which were demolished to make way for bleeks of flats and an entertainment centre.

67. This too, was one of the buildings demolished for the re-developrnent of Temple Street. The old 'Londen Inn' is seen with two 'Regulars' outside. The Publican moved to the 'Royal Oak' in the High Street (see number 36) and changed the name from 'Royal Oak' to 'Londen Inn',

68. Here we see more of the now demolished buildings of Temple Street, but the old Bethesda Chapel (Methodist) bas been given a new lease of life as 'Cashman's', a 'do it yourself' store. The last service was held in the chapel on 28th August 1966. The houses on the left of it have been replaced by a new road and maisonettes.

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