Thursday 25 April 2013


We've been considering this early 20th Century Kinderton Street scene a lot lately, particularly since an alternative to our original interpretation of it in this diary entry was put forward. Thus we now have two contenders for the site of this picturesque thatched building and we bring you present day views of both to enable you to make up your mind.

This was our original suggestion; that the old postcard shows Seabank running off down to the River Croco and the Trent & Mersey Canal to the left of the picture with the present-day Kinderton Hotel on the extreme left. The thatched building would have been somewhere in the region of the shrubbery separating the car park from the main road.

The alternative suggestion was that the scene showed Mill Lane, just off Town Bridge, and that the thatched building was approximately where the bungalow, part of which can be seen in this April 2013 shot, is now.
This would mean, assuming that the original picture was taken prior to 1931, that the building on the extreme left was the old Navigation Inn which stood immediately next to the old Town Bridge, somewhere near the location of this fine display of blossom in the long-delayed 2013 Spring sunshine..

What do you think?

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