Upper green 1
Upper Green in the early 1900s. The old police station is on the extreme right – latterly the International Stores and currently an arcade of shops. The central building was once The institute and what became the Mosaic gift shop (now closed) is far left on the picture – it was a private house then.
Upper Green 2
Adey’s Cycle and Toys. Curly and Molly Downing, the last owners of the business, still live in the building alongside. The shop is now the Dickens Tea Rooms. The petrol pumps were banished some years ago because of the potential danger to the public! Far left is Ralph White’s cottage, next to it the residence of Mary and Alan Price. Far right is currently a dress shop.