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The Lamb

Picture source: Clive Schneidau

The Lamb was an old coaching inn situated on the south side of the High Street. Dating from the 1740s it was originally known as The Lamb and Flag, the last landlord was Les Ackland who took it over from his mother. When this inn closed in 1975 it was hoped to save the curved Victorian frontage, but unfortunately it was lost in reconstruction. For a long time after closure it was Honey Bees cafe, now it is a branch of William Hill bookmakers.
Source: Pete Dakin
My family actually moved into this property shortly before I was born and lived there for several years. My father did a great number of repairs and improvements to the living area and on moving in opened a short-lived sports shop. He also worked extensively on the yard and garden area finally selling the land for retirement flats, before we moved to our current address. My grandparents then resided in flat above until their passing.
My cousin then took on the property transforming it into the three separate apartments they are today as well as renovating the former cafe below for WIlliam Hill.
Andy Blundell (March 2013)

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