Terrace and looking along Lower Street towards the Town
Bridge. On the left is Vernon Coopers TV, radio and electrical
shop. The first floor window on the front of the shop betrays
its origins as the former Black Bear Inn. 1970 is a World Cup
year and Vernon Cooper has stocks of colour TVs to watch
all the games on. The box-like shape towards the top right is
the end of a canopy which once stretched all the way along
the ‘Co-op Superstore’ (now Tesco Express and ‘Pineland’
- we are, of course, at the ‘Pineland’ end). The war mem-
orial is still in place and the rear of the Town Hall can be
seen to the left of it. In the distance, and to the left of the
Town Hall we can just make out the long, low building of
JayGee Fireplaces , immediately adjacent to the Town Bridge.
This is now Town Bridge Estate Agents.