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I’ve been guilty of it myself, calling these buildings the Mackerel Almshouses, but I’ve just found out the correct name is MacKrell Almshouses, I thought obviously named after a chap from Scotland, b...
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When I say the Duke of Edinburgh, I don’t mean the present incumbent, although he had an accident recently, I am referring to Prince Alfred the second son of Queen Victoria. At the age of 12 he joined...

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This low-resolution photograph taken from a Newspaper article in 1908, shows Mr Roberts aged 91, former Wolborough Parish Clerk, with a model of St Leonards Tower and Chapel. Mr Roberts said that he h...
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W. Fuller & Sons – Courtenay Nurseries –Queen Street – 1927     W. Fuller & Sons – Courtenay Nurseries – Queen Street - c1900 (The Street Numbering changed sometime between 1870 and ...
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The People's Museum. The new museum will be brimming full of objects that share the stories of the town over decades. Each object on display is special and holds its own tale. We want...