|A super old postcard by Frank Packer of Chipping Norton. Broadway
Tower is clearly seen on the hilltop in the background.
|Two postcards entitled "Elizabethan Cottages, Broadway" - they both appear to date from the late 1930s. The Austin in the postcard on the left
- and it's probably the same car in both postcards - has the registration BOX265 (possibly BOK265) - does anyone recognise it ?
|Christie Antiques is visible in this old card.
|Two postcards from 1912.
|Another postcard by A R Quinton, this one of Mary Anderson's House.
|A view of the tower by Frank Packer of
Chipping Norton. It lists the 13 counties
which may be seen from the top - on a good
|Another fairly recent postcard of the tower.
|A 1960s view of the Tower.
|Two postcards of the "Lygon Arms" from the 1920s or 30s - some great cars in the card on the left !
|The stamp has been removed from this one so we can't date it - but
probably 1920s. It is entitled "Old Houses, Broadway, Worcs."
|Three postcards of the same building, named (from left to right) as "Madam Navarre's House", "Mary Anderson's House" and "Court Farm".
|A 1905 postcard of "Broadie Monament",
produced by J Jacques Junr of Broadway.
|The motor car in this view dates it from the late 1920s or early 30s.
The sign above it reads "Collett's Tea Rooms".
|This card shows the Lygon Arms and the "opening meet of the North
Cotswold Hunt, November 1912".
|An undated postcard of the North Cotswold Hunt by the Lygon Arms -
|An unused and therefore undated view of the Lygon Arms by A R
|An undated postcard of the North Cotswold Hunt at Pye Corner.
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|Another postcard of the Hunt near Broadway.
|A short drive from Stratford-upon-Avon, Broadway is one of the prettiest of the Cotswold
Villages, with the backdrop of Fish Hill and the Tower to set it off. A pleasant place to visit and
spend some time (and money !!)
|Broadway is a pretty place with a wide, straight main street with many lovely old cottages and bigger houses, many of which have been
converted to commercial use to attract the hordes of tourists who descend upon the place during the summer months. There are several pubs
and a top class hotel - the Lygon Arms, "rich in history and charm" - as well as plenty of places to eat.
One interesting building appears in our postcard collection with three different names, viz Court Farm, Mary Anderson's House and Madame de
Navarre's House (see just below). The house belonged to an American actress, Mary Anderson, who married Antonio de Navarro and lived in
Broadway from around the time of her marriage until her death in 1940.
|Broadway Tower was designed by James Wyatt for Lady Coventry and built in 1797. Lady Coventry wanted to know if a beacon on the hill
could be seen from her house in Worcester (22 miles away), and ordered the construction of this folly to find out. The beacon could be seen
clearly. It must have been nice to be able to squander money for such purposes - I wonder what her husband thought !
Over the years, the tower has been home to the printing press of Sir Thomas Phillipps, and served as a country retreat for artists including
Broadway Tower is 1,024 feet above sea level (at the base), and is 55 feet high. On a clear day it is claimed that thirteen counties of England
can be seen from the top of the tower, as well as the Severn Valley and the Welsh mountains.
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|"Entrance to Broadway."
|The Lygon Arms.
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