I always thought of The Talbot as a Victorian pub and probably contemporary with the nearby Boar's Head, although some historians place it earlier, at the end of the eighteenth century.
The landlord, Joe Baddeley, used to drink in the Kings Arms (what you might call a 'busman's holiday') and always struck me as one of nature's gentlemen.
I did hear, also, that my first boss, Herbert 'Bertie' Maddock, the MUDC's rating officer in 1969. lived here in his youth, presumably in the upstairs accomodation. Perhaps he was even born here?
A little path led alongside the wall pictured here and then up some steps to a row of cottages called 'Flag Alley'. I recall delivering rate demands (produced on our trusty ADREMA machine) here in the early part of my short local government career.
Note the road sign on the pavement next to the building. This indicated that the upper part of Kinderton Street was narrower than the lower part, and gave us, during our investigation of these old pictures, a valuable clue as to the way in which both St Michael's Way and Kinderton Street were developed in the 1970s. See Talbot Hotel 1970
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