|A 1908 postcard of the High Street, showing Henson's the Butchers
who I remember had two shops and a slaughter yard in Bridge Street,
Stratford, when I was a kid.
|A lovely old view of Malt Mill Lane, probably taken about 1920,
judging by the car.
|Malt Mill Lane again, this time in a postcard mailed in 1908.
|Lots of detail in this old postcard of High Street. !!
|The Baptist Free Church, an early 20th century postcard.
|This postcard of Alcester Town Hall dates back to 1907.
|Butter Street - a postcard mailed in the early 1970s.
|An early 20th century view of the church.
|We have been unable to date this old postcard of Alcester Churchyard.
|Another nice old view of the High Street, posted in 1905.
|"An Alcester Street, Coronation Day." It doesn't say which coronation,
Edward VII or George V. Rather a poor quality postcard, but interesting.
|Another view of Malt Mill Lane, probably earlier than those above as
the buildings on the left don't have the timbering exposed.
|A 1939 postcard of Henley Street.
|Henley Street again - no date for this one.
|Very little information about this postcard of the River - the Arrow or
the Alne - at Alcester.
|You might like to enjoy some old postcards of
Aston Cantlow, Wilmcote, Bidford-on-Avon,
Shottery - or perhaps Moscow - follow the links.
|Alcester is an old Roman market town at the junction of the Rivers Alne and Arrow in Warwickshire,
England, and situated approximately 8 miles west of Stratford-upon-Avon. The population in 2008 was
|Alcester High Street.
In Roman times Alcester (Alauna) was a walled town and fort of some importance, being located at a junction between the Ryknild Street Roman
road and the ancient Salt way from Droitwich.
The town today includes a number of preserved Tudor and other houses, notably those near the parish church, in Butter Street, and in Malt Mill
Lane. The Old Rectory, situated directly in front of the church, is a particularly interesting example of Georgian Architecture. A number of fine
Victorian additions have been made at the rear of the house. The clock on St Nicholas Church is in an unusual position on the south-west corner of
the 14th century tower, making it visible from the main High Street. The church also houses the tomb of Fulke Greville, grandfather of Fulke Greville
1st Baron Brooke.
|We received the following from Anne Bugler on 27 January 2010 :-
"The postcard stating an Alcester Street in the Coronation is of
Bleachfield Street. The pub is the Dog & Partridge. My great
grandfather was the licensee in the 2nd WW and my father was
brought up there. I lived opposite the pub for the first five years of my
marriage and at one time there were 5 houses in the street occupied
by members of my family." Thanks very much, Anne, for the
information which I'm sure will interest many old Alcester residents.
|Some more links you might like to follow:
alcester.co.uk An excellent and informative website.
Warwickshire Railways. A brief history of the railway at Alcester.
Alcester Grammar School.
Alcester Town FC
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