Fire at the Waggon & Horses
Gill Blackall remembered that it was one Sunday afternoon in June 1988: ”You could see the smoke and hear the fire engines from Vic House Corner.” Her son Nick, 26 at the time, walked up there and took four of these photos. The gallery includes pictures contributed by Mr Fountain and Mr Clements.
Before fire destroyed it, when eating on the first floor of the Waggon & Horses, you could look up and see a large waggon hanging from the roof above you.
It was later rebuilt, but to see what is currently (2012) at the corner of London Road and New Road, on the site where once stood the Waggon & Horses, click on this link .