EPW026458 ENGLAND (1929). The Market Place, Biggleswade, 1929

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Title [EPW026458] The Market Place, Biggleswade, 1929
Reference EPW026458
Date May-1929
Link
Place name BIGGLESWADE
Parish BIGGLESWADE
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 519041, 244551
Longitude / Latitude -0.26241988653446, 52.086077401023
National Grid Reference TL190446

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This feature is a lamp post with water troughs and possibly also drinking fountains. The war memorial was not moved into the market place until 1974.

Toby Clempson
Wednesday 28th of November 2018 09:15:48 AM
Biggleswade War Memorial, dedicated on the 24th April 1921. In 1974 it was moved to its present location in a small garden in the middle of the Market Place.

Toby Clempson
Tuesday 27th of November 2018 06:47:42 AM
War Memorial. For more details on the memorial, see www.roll-of-honour.com/Bedfordshire/BiggleswadeRollofHonour.html and www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.1874/fromUkniwmSearch/1.

melgibbs
Saturday 11th of January 2014 04:28:18 PM
Before World War II the High Street formed a section of the A1 Trunk Road from London to the north

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 10:12:53 AM
George's Hall. Opened in 1912 and named after the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the day, David Lloyd George. Two shops occupy part of the frontage. The hall is home to the Liberal Club

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 10:06:46 AM
The Golden Pheasant - public house in 2007

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 10:04:56 AM

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 10:00:45 AM
Constitutional Club in 1926

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:59:46 AM
St Andrew's Church

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:59:11 AM
St Andrew's Street

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:58:17 AM

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:54:15 AM

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:53:04 AM
Black Bear; a public house from at least 1661 until it closed in 1989 (Ref 'Thirsty Old Town - The Story of Biggleswade Pubs' by Ken Page.)

Archivist
Tuesday 12th of April 2016 04:53:10 PM

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:52:02 AM

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:50:30 AM
Inn, which perhaps includes the half-timbered building

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:50:10 AM
I think this is the White Hart

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 10:08:57 AM
This is the White Hart and is thought to be the oldest building in the town after the parish church. The other buildings were a maltings until the arrival of the railway in 1850.

emcoag
Thursday 1st of May 2014 02:02:22 PM

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:49:04 AM

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:47:43 AM
Motor body works in 1926; this was a carriage and harness works in 1883 - from saddlers to metal bashers!

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:47:18 AM

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:45:39 AM

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:45:17 AM
Livestock market

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:42:09 AM
The Swan Hotel

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:41:40 AM

User Comment Contributions

Half the town was destroyed in a fire in 1785. It started in the yard of the Crown Inn, which I think is near the top of the High Street in this shot, not far from St Andrew's Church

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 10:10:48 AM
This photograph was taken towards the west

MB
Wednesday 28th of November 2012 09:56:45 AM