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No. 35 - 37 High Street

35 - 37 High Street

Between the 1920s and the 1950s, there was a sweetshop in the Georgian-style building at the corner of Cotes Road and the High Street (35-37). The owner was Miss Brookes.

In the 1960s Webster and Barnes moved their newsagents' business across the road from No.68 into Nos. 35-37. In the new shop they were able to expand the range of goods on offer.

There is said to be a a beam in the cellar which was formerly in a 'cruck' cottage. It is inscribed 'DON(E) IN 1826'.

Since the closure of Webster and Barnes the building has been used as offices and a Training Centre.


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