Willey’s Newsagents, Westgate

The top end of Westgate in the 1960s when the road used to continue round to the right and become Westwood Street. At the junction with Ackland Street (distant right) is the Six Bells Public House. Willey’s newsagents shop is in the foreground and furthest left is Morrison’s paint shop.

Below are a set of photos of Ernest and Christopher Willey outside their shop, Christopher inside the shop and Ernest outside in colour in the 1960s.

Railway Inn, Westwood Street

The Railway Inn on Westwood Street with Bright Street heading left in the foreground. Today you would be more or less looking at Bourges Boulevard at the roundabout next to the Volunteer Fire Station (left) and Waitrose (behind, right) !

View from Spital Bridge (1960s)

Coming down off Spital Bridge on Mayors Walk and looking ahead to Russell Street in the distance with Westwood Street crossing left to right. Today the road would hook right to meet up with Bourges Boulevard at the Fire Station roundabout.

Westwood Street (1960s)

Most of Westwood Street was lost under the development of Bourges Boulevard but this section remains today as the lower end of Mayors Walk where the railway buildings on the left remain a familiar sight. The white building on the right was formerly the Railway Inn which would, today, be under the fire station.