|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
|An undated postcard of the "Unicorn" by Antona.
|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 !!
|This postcard is from a painting by "E W H", probably from the
|This super old postcard is from a painting by W W Quatremain.
|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.
|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 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.
|Postcards of the Past
Bridgefoot and the Two Bridges
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