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North Street/Portland Street

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Blacksmiths Arms 1937

The photograph above shows 139/142 North Street, between Portland Street and King Street in 1937. The Blacksmith’s Arms was originally part of a farmhouse and took its name from a smithy which existed behind it in King Street. It had been occupied as an inn since 1800, if not earlier. The block was demolished in 1938; Barclays Bank was built on the site in 1959.

Barclays Bank 2012

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  • Another monument to Mammon – or should that be Spivs R Us?

    By Stefan Bremner-Morris (02/02/2013)

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