19th century view
What a difference! These old cottages were demolished in 1875, to make room for an extension to Middle Street school. You can just make out the building at the end of the street. It was a large private house, later taken over by the Hippodrome, and still standing today.
20th century view
Jellied eels, oysters, and fish are on sale instead of Thai food. The white building at the end of the street is now part of the old Hippodrome. The building on the left was part of Middle Street school. The building has been demolished, and the school’s playground is now on the site. The driveway entrance still exists.
21st century view
This shot shows Boyces Street in The Lanes, which runs between West Street and Middle Street. As you travel back in time, keep an eye on the white building at the end of the street. Also, compare the Thai restaurant in today’s street with the eating establishments of earlier times.