Shuttle Row, 1930’s

This previously unseen photo of Shuttle Row, was taken likely in the 1930’s and featured on an early postcard for the centre.

Taken not long after the building became a museum, it shows the renovated building with new stone steps leading to the lower part and a new stone wall, in the location where formerly there had been a washhouse.

The harshly cropped tree has sprouted new growth in the foreground and this appears to have been before the works bell was mounted on the western gable. When looking at this photo, you have to wonder if the lower 2 storey part was later added to the earlier 3 storey building. They do look different in style and shape. The whole scene though is still remarkably familiar even 90 years on.

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