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Hay and district
In Victorian times
  Out and about in High Town  

This is another view of High Town in Hay, also photographed on a busy day around 1885.
This view is looking uphill in the direction of Castle Street, with the old Town Hall building just visible on the left.

High Town
with thanks to
Eric Lewis Pugh
of Hay

As you can see from the recent picture shown below, the scene does not look all that different today - High Town, Hayapart from the clothes ! The first shop on the right hand side is still a chemist's shop, about 115 years after the old picture was taken !

The Victorian photograph above, like the other view of High Town among these pages, was also produced for use as a Magic Lantern picture printed on glass.

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