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Monday, 12 December 2011

ORIGINAL STP LOGO - BOAR'S HEAD 1970s


This slide was taken in the early 70s from behind Costello's grocery shop on Kinderton Street looking towards Brooks Lane. It  was used, as can be seen, for the basis of the original Salt Town Productions logo. Unfortunately the original slide has been mislaid, so this version of the scene will have to suffice until it turns up.
On the right is, of course, the Boar's Head Hotel. In recent years this has been extended at the rear, in sympathetic style, so that those not in the know will assume it has been like that for many years.
To the rear of the pub is the substantial bulk of an old stable building at the end of the car park. It can be seen that the building is of sufficient height to seriously affect the light reaching the windows of the cottage behind it, making nonsense of the current owner's claim to be affected by the much lower Portacabin which is there now.
The Portacabin in question is used by the local pigeon club as their HQ, and supersedes an old converted railway wagon which was situated just inside the car park entrance.
The building to the left is Costello's shop and the roof, centre left, belongs to the 'privy' which once served the shop. Behind the shop were some old  buildings which we'll see in a later posting.
Finally, the chimneys in the background belong to Seddon's Salt Works on Brooks Lane which had closed a few years earlier.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ORIGINAL SLIDE (AND THE PRIVY) IN ALL ITS GLORY

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