|Odds and Sods
|A few postcards of Stratford which don't really fit under any other heading - yet !!
|Above and below left are three postcards which show the "William and Mary", a building
which dates from 1690.
|The Shrieve's House in Sheep Street.
|The Rosalind Tea Gardens on Church Street - can anyone help with an
exact location ??
|Church Street - an early 20th Century view.
|A very early postcard of the Bancroft and the river.
|This postcard of the Avonside Hotel has a George VI 2d stamp.
|An undated postcard of the Avonside Hotel.
|This house is on Waterside - and was possibly called "Helensmaid".
Thanks to Paul Tursner-Upcott for identifying the building which is
now called "The Muses"
|An engine and coaches at the old LMS Station - this is the spot where
my great-grandfather William Jones dropped dead in 1901.
|This postcard was produced by F D Spencer of Stratford - other than
that I have no information, no date or location. So can you help ?
Which school is it ? Are you on it ? Who is the dapper looking lad in
the back row in cricket flannels and what looks like a KES blazer ?
Click on the picture for a closer view. All relevant information will be
|A postcard of Old Town from 1904. The building at the end on the right used to be a pub called the
"William and Mary".
|Two fairly recent postcards of the Welcombe, probably 1960s or 70s.
|A super view of Ely Street from Rother Street. This postcard was
posted from Malvern to St Louis, Missouri, in April 1905. The shop on
the corner is a grocer's - under a magnifying glass the sign under the
Ely Street sign appears to read "A Baker, Grocer", but it is difficult to
make out properly.
|Ex GWR tank engine 6435 at Stratford Station in April 1965. I don't
recall ever seeing this class of tanker in Stratford - certainly never at
Wilmcote - although they may have come as far as Stratford from the
|No date for this postcard of the Welcombe.
|Postcards of the Past
|A 1934 postcard.
|A couple of aerial views of the Welcombe, probably from the 1930s.
|The Priest House on Sheep Street - no date but probably 1920s.
|The Bancroft in the 1930s.
|Hall's Croft from the rear.
|The Arden Hotel on Waterside.
|The "William and Mary", Old Town.
|This great image of Wood Street was sent to us by John Newton, an
old Stratfordian now living in the USA. John used to live in a flat over
Lamb's the Hairdressers in Wood Street.
|Many thanks to Roy Cane who wandered
round Stratford, took a lot of photographs
and finally ascertained by comparing
architectural features that Masons Court
(above) is just off Sheep Street.
|This postcard has not been mailed so I can't date it. Someone has
written "Old Toll Gate, Stratford-upon-Avon" on it.
I've had an email from Jayne Tuck who thinks this building is either by
the Haselor turn on the Alcester Road or possibly on the site of a
night-club called the Toll House, also on the Alcester Road but in
Stratford. Thanks Jayne, much appreciated !
In October 2006 another email was received, this one from Lucy
Freeman who says the Old Toll Gate was on the Warwick Rd, between
Avon Meadows Farm and Oxstalls Farm. It was knocked down about
1991 and replaced with a small housing development, known
collectively as "The Tollgate". Thanks Lucy !
|Thanks to Pat and Janet Hall for locating "The Fold" (pictured above)
on Payton Street.
|I had no idea where this hotel was, but Pat and Janet Hall had a look at
the directories held at the Stratford Records Office in the Shakespeare
Centre, and found that the Lansdowne Hotel was at 4 Wood Street,
now Debenham's and formerly J C Smith's.
The Lansdowne is first mentioned as being at 4 Wood Street in 1904,
prop. A J Mullis, but it is not listed under `hotels`, and the business
appears to have been apartments and a boarding house. By 1912 A J
Mullis had moved to 22 Wood Street, but a Mrs Mullis was listed as
having a boarding house at 4 Wood Street.
By 1914 there had been a big change and listed in the commercial
directory for No. 4 they found Miss Bishop, costumier; Mr H E Morris;
Albert L Pearce, confectioner; and Smith and Sons. This last entry has
a cross refence to 3 Wood Street which is occupied by a certain J C
Smith. Mrs Mullis is listed in the residents section of the same
directory as still having a boarding house at that same address, which
is either an error, or the building is getting rather crowded!
If you go to our "Events" page, you will see a postcard of the Mop in
Wood Street - the Lansdowne can just be seen on the left.
|I've never heard of this one - Davis's Landing Stage. Obviously it's on
the river, but where ? Possibly by the Dirty Duck as there are
buildings close to the river. The card looks to date from about 1920.
Can you help ? The postcard was published by F C Rickett of
Rachel Corrigan has emailed us pointing out that this is almost
certainly just along from the "Dirty Duck", by the ferry crossing and
that this ties in with the ad for"E Davis, Pleasure Boat proprietor"
which appears on the "River and Church" page.
|A bit of an odd one - this postcard was mailed from Selly Oak to New
Jersey, USA in 1935. The writer has written "Stratford - Warwick Road"
at the top of the card - is it an address or is it a description of the
postcard ? It could well be up the Warwick Road somewhere, but an
odd scene to photograph for a postcard.
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|The Bancroft Hotel - trying to find out where this is/was.
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