|1870 LOOKING DOWN||2002
A lot of changes here with no thatched roofs left. A disastrous fire started at the bakery and spread up and down the hill destroying every house apart from The Olde White Lion, which in those days had a thatched roof.
Other changes include: Smaller windows, higher roof lines with smaller chimneys. All that remains the same between the 2 photos are: Doorways, Cob walls and the iron railings and stone wall.
Below, I have superimposed the 1870 thatched roofs onto today's view of the street. Notice just how much lower the roof line was back then.
The Bakery shop at the bottom has not changed with still the original shop front, it is now a hairdressers. Only 2 cars on the left hand side, now all cars are parked on the right hand side and there are many more of them.