Home City Centre Church Street St John’s Church c.1904

St John’s Church c.1904

Note in the old image the mobile tea-room used by horse drawn taxi-cab drivers on the far left and the hand-operated water pump far right that was used by fish traders on market days.

You may note that the church sits in its own little depression in the land and that, allegedly, was because the topsoil was so contaminated with blood from slaughtered and butchered animals that it had to be dug out in order to provide “pure ground” for the building of the church.