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‘The Warren’, corner of Cross Street and Church Street

Mary Feldgate, in her reminiscences reported by Barbara Applin in Going down Church Street to the Feldgate Bookshop, remembers the shop on the corner of Cross Street as Mr Boxall’s grocery shop in the 1920s. It was only later known as The Warren when it became a newsagent and tobacconist, but this is the name by which it is remembered by most older residents of the town.

Could the figure lurking in the doorway in the earlier photograph possibly be George Willis? It looks rather like him. He would have known Terry Hunt, and his shop was only a short distance away.

The pedestrian bridge which now links the two separated sections of Church Street makes it difficult to precisely duplicate the viewing point for the earlier photograph.