|Rother Street and the Fountain
|A good, clear view of the Fountain and the buildings behind in a
postcard mailed in 1916.
|Click on this one - the carrier's name on the
cart should be very clear (depends on your
browser) - F G Deacon from Bidford - but
what is he carrying in the back of his cart ?
|This postcard of the Fountain was posted in
|A nice old postcard of "Child's Memorial Tower", dated 1909.
|The postcard above dates from about 1910.
"The American Memorial Fountain and Clock Tower was presented to the town by Mr George W
Childs of Philadelphia in 1887. It is a lofty pyramidal structure of Peterhead granite and hard
freestone. It possesses a peal of bells, and is the design of J A Cossins of Birmingham."
This information is from the reverse of a postcard by Raphael Tuck.
|The White Swan - probably in the 30s or 40s.
|The White Swan in 1961.
|A postcard of "The White Swan" which was posted in 1949.
|Two identical views of The Old Thatch Tavern in the early 1900s.
|I have a couple of family connections with Rother Street.
My great-grandfather, William Jones, lived at no 50 around 1900. He had a heart attack and died on
the old LMS station platform in 1901. Another set of great-grandparents, Thomas Jackson and
Elizabeth Long, were married at the Independent Chapel in 1868.
|This is an interesting postcard by Raphael
Tuck. The title is "Old Houses, Rother Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon". I have an identical
card which says "Sheep Street" !! And on
the right is an early 1900s photographic
postcard of the same view.
|The same building - "Mason's Court" - this
time from a 1907 postcard.
|An Edwardian view, a postcard published by Antona of Chipping
|A view of the Fountain and the White Swan from the late 40s or early
|These 16th century wall
paintings can still
be seen in the "White
Swan" - they are in
glass cases behind the bar.
|Lots of detail in this one - click on it -
Guyver's original garage is there (it
subsequently moved to the corner of
Windsor St I think) and also C Whateley's.
|A very empty Rother Street from the early years of the last century.
|A postcard mailed in 1957.
|Jane Eborall of Stratford has written about her father and grandfather
who used to have a greengrocer's in Rother Street. Her grandfather was
Frank Eborall (who used to run the "Oddfellows" in Mansell Street with
his brother William), and her father is Philip "Jim" Eborall. The shop was
between the Primrose Cafe and the "Great Western Arms", which was on
the corner of Wood Street and Rother Street.
|The paintings can be seen on the wall on the left in this postcard.
|No date for this Oilette of the Fountain.
|Another undated view.
|A good view of the front of the White Swan.
|Rother Street and the Fountain - and no cars !
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