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Bridge St. in 1960. Most of the shops in this photograph belonged to the Co-op. To the right of the picture is the building now used as the club DN21.

Cross Keys Inn

Bridge St. showing Cross Keys Inn, Pullan's cycle shop.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Kate writes:
The public house was under the licensee William Reginald Ladds from 1920s till mid to late 30s, my grandparents. My father and his 4 brothers and one sister were born there. I remember as a child been taken to see it when it was demolished and we for many years had in mums garden one of the keystones from above the door.

 

And Mary has told me:
My Mother and Father and I ran the Cross Keys until it was demolished. Their names were Agnes and Bill Snell with Daughter Eileen.. I have photos of the inside of the pub.
We all lived there as a family including my two Sons, my father had both legs amputated and therefore his main job was the book-keeping while my mother and I did all the cellar work ordering stocking up and serving etc....
The day we closed, we had a lock in for all the regulars, and told them to take any momentos they wanted, they cleared the whole place even bricks from the fireplace.

East side of Bridge St

Showing the east side of Bridge St in 1966.