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History Board D: The Changing High Street (II)

by janet on 6 September 2013 · 2 comments

Board D installation at Walkern StoresLocated at the playground, board D contains history of the High Street in the area of Walkern Stores (1), including Meads bakers (2), Allison’s saddlery (3), Pearman’s bakery & post office plus a grocer & drapers (4), a wheelwright & carpenter’s yard and the Laurels blacksmithy (5), Lyndhurst and Hawthorn cottage (6), the Yew Tree pub and blacksmithy (7), the Robin Hood (8) and Three Horseshoes (9) pubs and butcher’s shop. The board also outlines the history of Winters, Totts and Froghall lanes.
Board D Map white

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Board D2 Walkern History Trail

Samuel Wright Lyndhurst


Board D Winters lane
Board D Kitty Spriggins

Board D non conformity

Board D strawplaiting

Board D Froghall lane

Board D Totts lane

Board D the Chalkley family

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Joan Shepherd July 23, 2020 at 9:25 pm

Can anyone put me in touch with any of the Tucker family who lived at Chancey Hall plse.
I was at school with Cecily and Angela and remember Martin who emigrated to Australia in the 60’s.

Also Keith Hickman – one of my first boyfriends, who lived in the High Street

Any news very welcome.

Thank you and regards

Joan Gentle nee Shepherd, Stutley and Franklin (phew)


Polly Macmillan November 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm

I love the new boards, hopefully I can visit Walkern in the New Year and see for myself. In the meantime I must mention that I remember Mr Robinson at the Blacksmiths at the Top of Totts Lane where I lived until the age of 8 when we moved to the High Street. The smell from the new hooves on the horses is unforgettable! The Robinson’s had a granddaughter my age and I remember having lemonade with her at the Robinson’s house on the corner. I believe her name was Pat.


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