Stevenage Old Town
Pictures of the High Street
By V Richards
The Bowling Green, High Street
Taken from the Bowling Green. Culpins Shoe Shop is the nearest shop - the one behind it is (or later became) Bickells jewellers. The road between them is Orchard Road. Bickells was demolished to make way for the new road in the 1970s.
H.G. Hawkes shoe shop, which stood on the corner of Orchard Road and the High Street. The shop to the right was the Moathouse greengrocers.
Northern end of the High Street. The large building behind the tree is the post office. The pub to the right is the Yorkshire Grey.
The annual carnival procession passing the Two Diamonds pub in the High Street.
High Street. The shop on the left in the background is Moss grocers, which was on the corner of the High Street and Walkern Road. The large building in the background is the Cromwell Hotel.
Orchard Road - the large building on the left is the old Town Hall
Stevenage Carnival passing the Yorkshire Grey PH in the High Street
The northern end of the High Street, with the Yorkshire Grey pub on the right, and the post office behind the tree.
A sad picture taken at the northern end of the High Street, reflecting local feeling when the new road was put through in the 1970s.
Here are a few old photographs of Stevenage – mostly the northern end of the High Street.
This page was added on 04/07/2013.