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My GGGG Grandfather John Private and his wife Jane and two of his sons, Philip and James were recorded as living in 1 Western Street in 1841. The family were in the brick making trade

By Mike Strudwick (13/01/2008)
In the 1880s my great great grandfather (Thomas Petherick Allen), his wife (Mary Jane) and their children lived in 5 Western Street (the first picture above). He was a jobmaster and had several stables in the area but the closest was Norfolk Mews.
By Maggie Kane (20/07/2009)

My father owned the Norfolk café in Western Street [no.23] in the 1940s. There was a brewery opposite it. I remember there was a blacksmiths at the top of street where they shoed horses.

By D Hannaford (27/12/2013)

My mother and father, were landlords of the Western Star, 16 Western Street, from the 40s to the 70s, bringing up four boys.

By Dudley Templeman (18/01/2017)

To Dudley. My husband Ray and I used to drink in the Western Star during the '60s and Ray played darts for the pub too. We both knew your mum and dad, your dad's name was Bert if my memory is correct and your mum Sally? I loved your jukebox and never saw another like it anywhere else, I'd love to see any photos of the Western Star but can't find any so far.

By Marion Goodwin (17/09/2017)

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