Easterton Street – very ragged photo
We did say it was ragged in the title – but even so, it is a lovely shot and a ragged photo can tell stories or pose questions for us.
Let’s start with the survivor. On the left we have Halstead Farm which would have been in the hands of the Spencer family. It is a delightful building and it still stands, although denuded of farm land, alongside the junction where the road to the village hall and up onto the sands branches off High Street.
The other buildings shown in this image have gone. There was a barn alongside the stream.
The trees to the left of the barn are on the bank where the jam factory once stood. That bank has, for many years been a hefty wall and now there are houses up on top.
This house on the junction has gone as well. There is a modern bungalow in that area now. But the enlargement appears to show a village sign standing in front of the cottage. Can anybody tell us anything about that?