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Stradbroke's Past - Photographers - Harry Webb
Active 1900-1950 (approx) This picture was taken around the 1920s by Harry Webb whose father Benjamin Webb was the village schoolmaster in the late 1800s. Harry Webb was a keen photographer and was also the village postmaster. Many of his photographs were used in a series of postcards showing life in Stradbroke and it was his collection of glass negatives that were saved and converted as a Millenium project in 1999.
Peck's shop in Church Street (c1930) Today this is still the village store but under the SPAR name not Pecks. This picture was one of Harry Webbs many images of Stradbroke that showed the village as it went about it's day to day business.
The Forge in Queen Street (c1920) Every village once had a blacksmith and Stradbroke had more than one. This image is of the Forge in Queen Street which today is a private house. It is said that at one time, the blacksmiths drilled through their wall and connected up to one of the beer barrels of the White Lion which were stored next door - smithing was thirsty work after all.
Created on 07/31/2005 01:49 PM by MikeReadman
Updated on 07/31/2005 02:58 PM by MikeReadman