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I love this changing-of-the-age shot. I wonder if that carriage in the middle of the picture has just been taking its owners for a turn round the park before returning home to one of the grand old house on Woodberry Down, perhaps.

I wonder where the Park Cafe was?

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Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): manor house, manor house tavern
Albums: Historical Images of Manor House / Woodberry Down

Comment by Saddic on June 17, 2016 at 9:16

It IS an amazing photo,

Does that read 'Park cafe' or 'Park gate'?

Comment by Hugh on June 17, 2016 at 9:20

Duh! Thank you. That makes a lot more sense!

Comment by Geraldine on June 17, 2016 at 11:41

Wheels on the cobbles made for a bumpy ride.

Comment by Richard Woods on June 17, 2016 at 18:00

Sensational picture. Interesting that in the world of commerce the horse hung on a long time - in the 40s and into the 50s our milk arrived on a horse drawn float (Ned he was); the bread man ditto and the fruit and veg man. The fish man had a motor van. Around 1950 or so Ned was retired and the electric float appeared. Funny old world - now we are going back to electric.

Comment by Geraldine on June 17, 2016 at 23:17

Our milkman's horse in Seymour was a grey mare called Mary.  And yes, this was into the 50s, so the horse did hang on a long time.

Comment by Richard Woods on June 18, 2016 at 11:49

I 'think' we had Express Dairy but it may have been United - maybe I am wrong about Ned?

Comment by Geraldine on June 18, 2016 at 12:06

I am almost 100 per cent sure we had United Dairies.  And wasn't there a United Dairies shop just around the corner in Green Lanes between Seymour and Hewitt?  They were the first I remember to sell yogurt, to my mother's delight, back in the early 1950s.

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