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  Great Oak Street  

This old photograph was taken looking down Great Oak Street towards the Market Hall at the centre of the town.
The picture is a very early one, having been taken before 1869.
Some of the low buildings on the right in this view were knocked down in later years to make room for the new Town Hall. This was finished in 1908, a few years after the end of the Victorian period.

Great Oak

Great Oak Street before 1869What, no cars ?
  Many of the buildings in the street look much the same in the modern picture on the right.
The Town Hall is easy to spot because of the large clock tower.
The Trewythen Arms Hotel, which was the scene of the famous Chartist riot of 1839, is on the left in this view.
Great Oak Street,1999

In the new photograph it is easily spotted as the red brick building with the black porch at the front entrance.

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