The Arcade links the Market Place to Bartholomew Street. It is a delightful passageway which used to have a variety of little interesting shops and business. Sadly the Pedestrianisation appears to have killed off some, notably "Sweet Nostalgia" (formerly Shaves) which sold a variety of items besides tobacco and sweets, including the rubber ends which fit on walking sticks to make them none slip. Over the years I can remember my mother buying several.
|c. March 1996||c . November 1996||c. April 1999|
|c. March 2000||c. June 2002||c. June 2002|
|c. June 2002||c. August 2002||c. August 2002|
Argyle Road is the one street in Newbury which evokes the town's history most. It all looks old, exceedingly old, but don't be deceived. Whilst some buildings are, others are deceptively modern, that is, c. 20th century. Can you guess which is which? The Southern Town Walk on The Newbury Society's web-site may give you a clue.
|St. Bartholomew's Hospital|
|Bridge Miniature above the entrance to Newbury Building Society|
These are some "modern" views of Cheap Street c. 1999 - 2001. My earliest memory of Cheap Street is that of visiting a rather nasty dentist in the mid-1950s. But then aren't all dentists nasty when one is young. My other early memory of Cheap Street is that of the toy shop opposite the Post Office - I can't quite remember its name, but Red comes in some where: it may have been called The Red Stores. I seem to remember going upstairs to see the Dinky Toys and the Triang train sets, probably as a reward after going to the dentist! If you can jog my memory, please E-mail me.
|View from Bear Lane junction.||Looking north from the Market Street junction.||Empire Cafe and Bakery - notice the Hovis sign above.|
|Opposite Post Office||The Post Office||North side of the Post Office.|
|View from 1st floor bar of the Corn Exchange.||Tile hanging above "The Plaice" fish & chip shop.||Above what was Habels|
|Click here to read about a coincidence and the Story of how these pictures of Jack Street come to be here.|
I take my Discovery to be service at Newbury 4 Wheel Drive which is in Mill Lane (the mill being Greenham Mill, which longer exists, but when I was a child was adjacent to Greenham Lock on the Kennet Navigation. The mill used to scare me to death because it made al sorts of strange, and sometimes unexpected, noises.)
|The series of pictures below were all taken on 2nd August 2000, walking east from the Police Station roundabout to Boundary Road.|
|Coat of arms on houses near the Police Station roundabout.||Denmark Road Corner|
|Conaught Road corner.||Looking along Conaught Road.|
|Between Mill Lane and King's Road East a new housing development was under construction.|
|Former tyre retailers workshop being used as a building site store.|
|Open views looking south across the building site.|
|Mill Lane looking east.||Boundary Road junction.||Newbury Four Wheel Drive|