Bridgefoot and the Two Bridges
Old Postcards, Stratford-upon-Avon, The Unicorn, Bridgefoot
A great old postcard showing the "Unicorn" in the early 1920s. The
vehicles look like open top buses, no doubt used to ferry visitors
around the town ! The pub is now (2011) called the "Pen and
Parchment".
The Unicorn, Stratford-upon-Avon
An undated postcard of the "Unicorn" by Antona.  
Stratford-upon-Avon, Clopton Bridge
Toll House, Clopton Bridge
Stratford-upon-Avon, Clopton Bridge
A 1930s view of the Clopton Bridge and the river.
This is a lovely old postcard of the Clopton Bridge, dating from the
early years of the 20th Century. Note the Toll-House and the Inn Sign
for the "Swan's Nest".  
This postcard from the 20s or 30s refers to the "Chopton" Bridge !!
Stratford-upon-Avon, Clopton Bridge
River Avon and Bridges
This postcard is from a painting by "E W H", probably from the 1930s.
This super old postcard is from a painting by W W Quatremain.
Avon Bridges, Stratford
Clopton Bridge
Landing Stage, River Avon, Stratford
This sketch of the Clopton Bridge dates from 1904.     
A view of both bridges, probably taken from the top of the theatre.
A 1930s view of the two bridges and the river.
Two lovely old views of the "Swan's Nest", proprietor Albert Rose. The card on the left was mailed in 1906, the other in 1923.
A postcard from about 1907. The wording reads "Sir Hugh Clopton
Knight Lord Mayor of London built this bridge in the reign of King
Henry the Seventh".
This old view is dated May 1927.
Another early view of Clopton Bridge, this one by Ernest Daniels, who
had his studio at 10 Bridge Street.
Stratford-upon-Avon, Alveston Manor Hotel
Stratford-upon-Avon, Red Lion
The Alveston Manor Hotel - a postcard by T Holte, who took my first
passport photo in 1953.
A nice view of the "Red Lion", posted in 1943 and probably produced
during the 1930s. The bus station was just to the right of the car.   
Stratford-upon-Avon, River and Old Theatre
Tramway Bridge, Stratford-upon-Avon
The Tramway bridge seen from the Clopton Bridge, with the old
theatre in the background. A postcard from about 1910.
A 1950s postcard of the Tramway bridge seen from the Bancroft.
This 1944 postcard was mailed to an American serviceman in a
military hospital in New York State.
Bridgefoot was the location of the Bus Station for many years, until part of the site alongside
the canal was developed for housing. In the 1950s, Coach services operated to many parts of
the country - I used to go on the "Black and White" to Cheltenham and then on to
Blandford to
stay with my Aunt. There were public toilets on that strip of Bridgefoot between Bridge Street
and the Birmingham/Warwick Roads. Pubs in the area included the Red Lion, the Unicorn and,
across the river, the Swan's Nest, plus the Anchor and Bird's at the bottom of
Bridge Street.
Stratford-upon-Avon, Swans Nest
Swans Nest, Stratford-upon-Avon

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