New Street (view 14) (Sailor Boy Inn)


Marine-style names of pubs and inns were commonly adopted in Victorian times, even in towns well away from the sea! The Sailor Boy Inn, served the working-class area of upper New Street. Closed in 1932, it's last landlord was Joseph Raynor. This image dates from c.1907 when Alfred Atha was publican, his name clearly evident over the doorway. The lonely figure of a small girl can be seen on the left, dwarfed by the relative size of the building. The left-hand side of the building may have served as a separate dwelling/shop, accessed by its own entrance door.

New Street

File Number: EGT781

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