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Views of Gravel Walk in the 18/1900s
1910, 1940s, 1953 & 1984. Four photographs showing the top corner of Marlborough Street looking down Gravel Walk. In the first photo, the White Hart is on the right. Just in front of it can be seen a small building which was the public weigh-bridge (more visible in the second photo). The small buildings beside the pub have had a variety of uses including storage, Boffin’s butcher’s shop and Aladdin’s Cave, an antique centre. All these old premises, including the weigh-bridge, have now been demolished to make way for a large blocks of flats. The pub has also been converted into flats. The large building beyond, called The Lindens is still there and has now been converted into three houses. The third photo shows Ann’s garage next door to the pub. The garage was later demolished and is now the Faringdon Garage (Peugeot) showroom, shown in the last photo.
pre 1977. Boffin’s butcher’s shop on Gravel Walk next on the left of the White Hart. Standing outside are Lewis Boffin and Thomas Boffin, his father. His first shop was in Station Road but that was demolished so they moved here. In 1977 they moved to #7 London Street and the shop became Aladdin’s Cave, an antique centre. The shop was later demolished to make way for a large blocks of flats. Boffin’s butcher’s shop in London Street finally wound up when Lew retired and it became a fish and chip shop.
Looking back towards the junction with Marlborough Street, Station Road and Coxwell Street. The white house on the left is Westbrook House and next is The Lindens showing above the trees. The Lindens, also shown in the second photo has been converted into three houses.
1982. Looking back along Gravel Walk from junction with Lechlade Road and Gloucester Street. On the right is Faringdon Motorparts owned by Ian Stringer, which was closed and demolished in 2014 to be replaced with an extension on the house behind. At the next lamp post on the right is the turning to Faringdon Bowling Club, followed quickly by another turning to a row of old cottages. At the next lamp post on the right, opposite the white car is a footpath through to the Oakwood House (sheltered housing), Ferendune Court (care home) and the Orchard Hill Estate. The small arch just behind the white car is an entrance to a row of old houses.