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Just some images of the North Laine and especially my home in Foundry St.

Looking over to the Setting Sun from outside the Pond
Photo by Adam
North Laine viewed from the Setting Sun
Photo by Adam
Foundry St and the Pedestrians Arms
Photo by Adam

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  • Hi Adam. My direct-line ancestors lived in Foundry Street in approx. 1830 – 1850.  It is good to see a lovely picture of it. 

    By Pavilionlass (01/02/2014)
  • Pedestrian Arms was my first tenancy. I ran the pub in 1978 just for 5 years. We were so lucky to have a great set of customers, and are still in contact with a few today. Hard work but what fun we had. So sad to hear it is now closed.

    By Bill Dye (15/05/2017)
  • So sad that the old Pedestrians (later The Foundry) has closed. It was a proper pub and I am certain is recorded elsewhere on this site. I was a regular there until about 1974. Henry Hazelgrove who was the last Pedestrians  tenant, acquired the license from his wife Eadie in, I think, 1954, she had it from her father in 1928 and he had it from the 1860s (I think… it was a long time ago). At the end of the evening at ‘Henry’s’ as it was fondly known, he would give you a cloth and tell you to wipe tables…or empty ashtrays…or bring up crates of bottled Guinness from the cellar. Pint Guinness was the ‘vin du pays’ at The Pedestrians. When you eventually left the pub he thrust a glass (large) of neat black rum into your hand and tell you to drink it up to see you home! Henry had been a WW1 soldier and often told us of his life in the trenches… I was young and not particularly interested… callow youth that I was. Henry had no entertainment in the pub, as he said this is a boozer and if you want entertainment you went elsewhere. The one exception was an enormous (for the early 1970s) TV, where he watched the cricket in the bar. I went there one day in my lunch break and Henry said to serve myself as the Test Match was on…I did…and in came customers who wanted serving, which I did and spent my entire lunch time (and time over!) as a bar-man! as Henry would not miss a Test Match. Such happy memories.

    By Geoffrey Mead (16/05/2017)
  • At the time of the 1911 census, my father, William Dixon, age 12, was living at number 3 Foundry Street, with a Mr and Mrs Tugwell, who had apparently adopted him. I don’t know where his mother was, I can’t find her on the census, or why he was adopted. I believe the house (no 3) was a shop at some point. If anyone has any information about the Tugwells or the shop (or my father) I would love to hear from them please!

    By Honor Wimlett (15/02/2020)

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