This view taken from an old postcard shows the Bird Inn with the landlords name. The side of Laburnum House can be seen on the left. The lane that runs behind the pub and up to the now demolished row of cottages that stood where the Ship Inn now has a car park was known as ‘Welsh’s Backside’ but I don’t know who ‘Welsh’ was. What looks like a pedlar/delivery boy is at the door of 1 South View and what is now the Spar shop in 2 and 3 is a drapers shop and a dwelling.
J W Carmichael had been commissioned to make a series of drawings of various locations on the railway. This one […]
William Curley, (one of my Great Grandfather’s cousins) The text says: “Mr. William Curley of the Old School Walbottle, who […]
The view is taken from the South Bank and looks as though it may be somewhere upstream of Hagg Bank