A Tranquil Village.
Once again we switch back to the tranquillity of the village of about 120 years ago, when it was quite safe for the hobby photographer William Bailey to set up his tripod in the middle of the street without fear of being run over by a carriage and pair. Once again you can see buildings that still exist today. Also I remember even in the 1930-40’s, the council employed a man as road sweeper to keep the roads tidy. The only pollution that he had to contend with was the droppings from horses and cattle. In which he had a little business on the side, where certain villagers would pay him to empty his collection of the day just outside their gate so they could use it on the garden. His barrow was a three wheeled push cart with a hinged flap at the back so he could empty it easily. He also had several places where he could leave it with his shovel and broom overnight, and it was always there for him the next morning. His name I believe was Mr. Robbins, which is the name that I remember.