One of the things I really enjoy about living in a totally new town is trying to uncover some of the history of the area in which I find myself.
Just a couple of weeks ago I watched a programme on TV (it was a repeat), when Michael Portillo (Ugh!!) visited our town and made a trip to the Maltings. He also mentioned an old brewing family by the name of Morgan. It seems there were once several old breweries in town, although apart from the Maltings, they have all closed down now. I was intrigued to find this postcard in town, photo taken approx 1900, which depicts the site of Morgan's Brewery . . .
. . . nestled in between Webb's shop and the Athenaeum. The view is quite different now, here is how it looked yesterday,
Webb's shop is now a hairdressers and the Athenaeum has a new entrance. You can read the history of the Athenaeum here.