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Hay past and present 2
Another view of High Town, c1885

  Taking to the streets
Another interesting glimpse of street life in High Town, Hay around 1885. Like the photograph on the previous page, this image comes from an early 'magic lantern' slide by Mrs Lilwall of Cusop.

High Town, Hay
c1885 (right)
and in 1999
(far right)

Old photograph by
kind permission of
Eric Lewis Pugh
of Hay

High Town,c1885. High Town today.

The early photograph was clearly taken on another busy day for shopping and socialising in the town. Davies chemists shop can be seen on the right in this view, and the premises are still in use today as a chemists shop, as seen in the recent colour photograph (above right).

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