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Glemsford Pictures

A collection of old postcards of past Glemsford

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To get pictures of a size suitable for printing or close inspection click on the picture or the accompanying text. Please remember that we are very much on the lookout for pictures of old Glemsford in order to make a comprehensive collection here.
The photograhs themselves are scanned in sufficient quality to provide an A4 photograph is a quality that is almost indistinguishable from the original

The Three Turns, Glemsford - date unknown-200x113.jpg
The Three Turns pub, built as the Railway Hotel in anticipation that the Cavendish Road would become Glemsford's new shopping centre. Its stables were extended in Clay Lump to make a Matting Factory.
The Shepherd's Cottage, Glemsford c1928-200x123.jpg
The Shepherd's cottage at Fern Hill, showing the road to Braggon's hill. It was a noted beauty spot before it burned down in the 1930s
Glemsford Post Office 1916-200x125.jpg
Glemsford Post Office in 1916.
Chequers Lane, Glemsford 1920's-200x124.jpg
The Broadway
Glemsford Novelty Card-127x200.jpg
In case there is any doubt about the romance of Glemsford!
Duff's Hill Farm, Glemsford 1922-200x126.jpg
Duffs Hill Farm, Glemsford, in 1922
TSunday School Treat, Tye Green, Glemsford 1912-200x124.jpg
The Sunday School Treat, Tye Green 1912
Clay Cottages off Hunts Hill, Glemsford-200x142.jpg
Clay Cottages off Hunts Hill, Glemsford.
Kate Slater's Wedding (Original 26.06.1911)-200x159.jpg
Kate Slater's Wedding 1911 at Clay Cottages.
Glemsford Bridge 1916-200x125.jpg
Glemsford bridge
Glemsford - Tye Green 1918-200x124.jpg
Tye Green 1918, showing the great chestnut tree, and the work-in-progress of Hartley's Wheelwrights shop spilling onto the green
Glemsford Church c1904-200x128.jpg
Glemsford Church in around 1904, with a browsing donkey
Glemsford Council Houses & vintage vehicle-200x129.jpg
The Council Houses and a vintage vehicle. The gardens were huge, reckoned to be sufficient to support a family with vegetables.
Glemsford, The Broadway-200x130.jpg
The Broadway
RailwayStationShunting-200x132.jpg
A goods train shunting in the Station Yard.
theAngelandMrsSmith.jpg
The Angel Inn in Egremont Street, Mrs Smith in the foreground
BroadwayFairGreen.jpg
Broadway Fair Green
DuffsHill.jpg
Duffs Hill, from the Crown Hotel.. William Goodchild, who owned several farms, is the man on the horse.
glemsfordButcherShop.jpg
Bullingham's Butchers Shop
terraceEgremontStreet.jpg
The terrace, at Egremont Street built in around 1875, photographed in 1890
monkshall.jpg
Monks Hall, at the bottom of Church Hill, c 1900 when three tenements
gothicCottageNewStreet.jpg
Gothic cottages in New Street. The cottages are still there but sadly, their gothic windows are no longer there
glemsfordSweetShop2.jpg
The Sweet Shop
GreyhoundInn.jpg
The Greyhound inn around 1890
monkshallChurchHill.jpg
Monks Hall, when it was three tenements
rectory.jpg
The Old Rectory at Glemsford
tye green2.jpg
Cottages at Tye Green
glemsford4.jpg
Some of the fine weavers houses in Egremont street, dating from the fifteenth and sixteenth century The photograph dates from the days before car-ownership was common. Although the buildings are still there, parked cars now dominate the scene
charabang.jpg
An outing on the Charabang, grossly overloaded. The occupants had to get out and push in order to get up steep hills. The early charabangs were built on the chassis of surplus WW1 vehicles
postOffice.JPG
The Post Office
egremontStreet2.JPG
Egremont Street, The view from the Cock towards the Angel. The shop on the right was a Bootmakers belonging to Chinnery
ChequersLane.JPG
Chequers Lane
PloughPub.jpg
The Old Plough Public house
glemsfordStation.jpg
Glemsford Railway station, in 1901
WaterTower.jpg
Glemsford Water Tower
GlemsfordChurch1880.jpg
St Mary's church, taken in about 1910, showing the pond which has now gone.
GlemsfordChurch1910.jpg

Glemsfordchurchcolour.jpg
A more recent view of Glemsford Church
willywhitelawscottage.jpg
Billie Whitelaw's cottage, just outside Glemsford
ChurchGate.jpg
The view down Bells Lane from Churchgate (the word 'Gate' is a viking word for a street)
GouldsHairFactory.jpg
Goulds Horsehair factory, which made violin bows around 1950
GlemsfordSchookcolour.jpg
Glemsford school
GlemsfordChurch1900.jpg
St Mary's church, around 1900
SkatesHill.jpg
Skates Hill farmhouse, taken in 1906
primitiveMethodistTyeGreen.jpg
Glemsford's Methodist chapel
BellsLane.jpg
Bells lane, looking from ChurchGate
silkmill.jpg
This mill was built in 1824 by Alexander Duff. There was a waterwheel and a steam engine. Most of the factory was demolished in 1960
TheOldMill.jpg
'The old mill, Glemsford'
Scotbridgew.jpg
Scotchford Bridge, over the Glem to Hartest and Stansted.
weelwrights.jpg
Ted Hartley's wheelwrights shop. It was customary for them to use the green to store their wood and work-in-progress.
thelads.jpg

schoolgirls.jpg
Schoolgirls from Glemsford Board School, taken in around 1920
domesticscience.jpg
A domestic science lesson at the school
cobwebs_exposure.jpg
Bradnam's old post office at Glemsford (now a private house called 'cobewbs')
HuntsHill.jpg
Long's grocery and Drapers, with Maxim's Sweet shop on Hunts Hill
GlemsfordStillHear.jpg
A picture postcard of Glamsford. A handwritten note on the back says 'just a not to tell you that Glemsford is still hear.'
GlemsfordStillHear3.jpg
The centre-piece of a picture postcard of Glemsford.
GlemsfordStillHear1.jpg
Hunts Hill
GlemsfordStillHear2.jpg

FlaxFactory.jpg
The ladies of the Flax Factory
GlemsfordFromCrownhotel.jpg
A view of Glemsford from the Crown Hotel before the building of spring meadow
clarke.jpg
Clarke's butcher's van at the Broadway
cottageview.jpg
The Shepherds Cottage, Fernhill. The cottage burned down in the 1930s
tyegreenErnieHatchGameBros.jpg
Ted Hartley's Dad outside the Plough Inn at Tye Green
TyeGreen5.jpg
Tye Green showing the watertower and the 'restored' Peverells, as well as the end of Hartley's cottage without the workshop
peverells.jpg
Peverells on Tye Green, with its' characteristic crooked roof, was a picturesque part of Tye Green. The timber in the foreground was destined for the Wheelwrights shop
bellinghams.jpg
Bellingham's sweet shop
hartley.jpg
The Hartley family group photographed in front of the Wheelwrights cottage, in around 1865
debenhams.jpg
Debenham's team of decorators outside Boxtead Hall
browns.jpg
Brown's coach
thelads2.jpg

lostcottage.jpg
The Shepherds Cottage in victorian times. The garden is full of fruit trees and bushes.
FairGreen1919.jpg
Peace celebrations in July 1919
threeTurns.jpg
The Three Turns hotel was built opposite the Station, in anticipation of housing development along the Cavendish road that never happened.
It did good business for many years

mow.jpg
Building a stack near Glemsford
mow2.jpg
Mowing with a horse-drawn mowing machine, probably at Boxtead Hall
cart.jpg
A horse and cart, with a baler in the background looking like an ancient helicopter
marchingLads.jpg

liftFromTheStation.jpg

lad2.jpg

SchoolPhoto.jpg
A school photograph on the lawn around the back
lad.jpg

MrsHartleysBrother.jpg
Mrs Hartley's brother
motorbike.jpg

methodistChapel.jpg
The Methodist chapel
glemsfordSchool.jpg

glemsfordGreenAndHartleysFishShop.jpg
The view from Tye Green
cuttingsShop.jpg
W.J. Cuttings' Grocers shop in egremont Street
charabang3.jpg
Another Charabang outing (can anyone identify it?)
charabang4.jpg
Yet another Charabang outing (can anyone identify it?)
grimwoodBakingBread.jpg
Mr Grimwood baking bread in a field
g1.jpg
The Terrace at Hunts Hill, taken around 1880
g3.jpg
Brook Street Glemsford. These cottages were built by Alex Duff for silk workers around 1850
hartleycottage.jpg
The Hartleys' cottage showing the workshop at the site. The chestnut tree has long gone.
charabang6.jpg
and still another Charabang outing (can anyone identify it?)
charabang5.jpg
Yet one more Charabang outing (can anyone identify it?)
g2.jpg
The Top of Brook street showing part of the old silk factory where umbrella silk was woven by hand
prideandjoy.jpg
Frank Hartley on his pride and joy
GlemsfordLadies.jpg
Ladies from Tomkins Hair Factory around 1900
egremontStreetMrGoodchild.jpg
Mr Goodchild rides into town (Egremont street) in 1905, past A.E. Clarke's Grocery Shop
royalvisit.jpg
The Duke of Kent opens the new WI Hall in Brook Street in 1937
carnivalfloat.jpg
Coronation carnival float
LadyOnBike.jpg

MonksHallRenovated.jpg
Monks Hall after its renovation
TheCrown.jpg
The Crown Hotel. Possibly the coach is driven by David Ward
WaterTower2.jpg
The water tower had to be painted every three years with an aluminium paint to stop corrosion. It made the water taste so bad that the villagers were forced to get water from the brrok as of old
LittleSoldier.jpg
A patriotic youngster, posing for a photograph near the church
GlemsfordVillage.jpg
the terrace at Fair Green, showing the council houses in the distance
GlemsfordLane.jpg
The view toward the Crown Hotel
tumbrilAtTyeGreen.jpg
Miss Pettit at Tye Green
GlemsfordchurchcolourfromEast.jpg

fschool.JPG
The Board School, which was built in 1874, taken some time in the late 19th century
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The Board school before the adjacent houses were built.
GlemsfordWidows.jpg
The celebration for the Widows of Glemsford at Byford's farm
broadway.jpg
The Broadway
ladsouting.jpg

byford.jpg
one of Byford's Furniture removal carts
FairGreen.jpg
Fair Green, in the days when it was a separate hamlet.
footballTeam.jpg
Glemsford Football team 1930, 1931
TyeGreen.jpg
Tye Green in a photograph of around 1910, whth the photographers' daughter in the foreground
oldchurch.jpg
The old nonconformist chapel in Egremont street
glemsfordsilkmill.jpg
Glemsford Silk Mills
railway.jpg
The last passenger train leaves Glemsford Station
glemsfordStation2.jpg
The station, showing plenty of goods wagons. Glemsford station was close to Cavendish Station but the former tended to specialise in goods whereas the latter was better suited to livestock.
GlemsfordMill.jpg
At the Mill, Glemsford
TyeGreen6.jpg
Tye green, before the building of the Water Tower. Note the timber being stored on the edge of the green.
oldrectory.jpg
The rectory
GlemsfordPostOffice.jpg
The 'new' Glemsford Post Office at Fair green
GlemsfordWeaversCottages.jpg
Old weavers cottages in Glemsford, now demolished
glemsfordSchool2.jpg
Glemsford Board School
PotashFarm.jpg
Potash Hall, on Skates Hill
FlaxFactoryLowerRoad-200x124.jpg
The workers at the 'English Flax Ltd' Flax factory in the lower road
viewfromwatertower-200x144.jpg
A view of Glemsford from the top of the watertower in 1950
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lexdenhaymakingsmall-200x158.jpg
Haymaking somewhere in Essex, an early photograph
Tye Green with view of the Water Tower-200x119.jpg
Tye Green with view of the Water Tower