Around and About

Here is a miscellany of local places and people

 

EDITHMEAD

Photo at top of page, and below, dates unknown.

 

MIDDLE BURNHAM

Middle Burnham Farm with K. Knight (L) & C. Butt (R).

BERROW RD

Brunswick Terrace.

‘The Hall’, now the Community Centre

Entrance to Ellen’s Cottages & High Lighthouse, note benches opposite.

BERROW

Post Office, dates unknown.

Old cottage and church

Charles Pearson card, date unknown.

Paradise Stores

 

BREAN SANDS HOLIDAY RESORT

 

RECTORY RD

Henry Young and his men building Rectory Rd 1904.

 

THE GROVE

The large house known as ‘The Grove’ stood in extensive wooded grounds where the road Gardenhurst now runs, north of Rectory Rd. The house later became known as Hart House  and during the early part of the 20th century was enlarged to become the Manor Hotel. The Rectory, to the south, later became known as Gardenhurst and served  as a school. It eventually expanded to take in the Manor Hotel.

Map below is from o.s. 1844-88.

The area was developed for housing during the early years of the 20th century.

POPLPE”S BUILDERS

Building gang on Grove development

ST ANN’S VILLA

One time home of Lord Cave.

The map shows the course of St Ann’s lane, leading between the high and low lighthouses, it is interesting to speculate whether this is a remnant of the course of the ancient River Siger. There is anecdotal evidence that trows would at one time land coal directly onto the beach near the low lighthouse and that it was transported to the road by a narrow gauge horse railway. Was this down St Ann’s Lane?

Low lighthouse from St Ann’s Lane

The Villa

Map (o.s. 1921- 43) showing the relative positions of St Ann’s Villa,  Ellen’s CottagesThe Mount, The Towans and The Colony.

THE COLONY

This appears from the engraving to originally have been a handsome building. It is shown, in census information and trade directories from 1848 to 1939,  to have been occupied by a series of families mostly of business owners, clergy, ‘gentry’ or other people of independent means. Occupants included John Prior Estlin (1866) brick manufacturer, merchant  and member of the Local Board Committee (later of ‘Tregunter‘  and Marine House on the Esplanade).

Engraving, date unknown.

The Colony Lodge, still standing on the Berrow Rd

LOVE LANE

At beginning of works for  new road to the A38 (Queens Drive).

 

COX & COX REMOVALS

Cox & Cox had premises at the north end of  Victoria St but their warehouse was near to the brewery on Highbridge Rd. Their wagons would no doubt have been a familiar site on the local roads.

Outside premises in Victoria St
Warehouse undergoing demolition.

 

P.C. HILLMAN

Perambulating around and about one might no doubt have come across P.C. Hillman on his beat, but when???

Does anyone know more about this robust looking gentleman?