Ware - then and now

Some pictures held in Hertfordshire Archives - mostly taken at the end of the 19th century - compared with similar views in the Spring of 2011

By Terry Askew

High Street - the old Town Hall
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New Road - looking towards The Town
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The High Street - from New Road
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New Road - showing buildings to the right now gone
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New Road - going up the hill
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New Road - from The Town
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The Rifle Volunteer - Musley Hill
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Shop and arch in the High Street
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High Street - beside the old Town Hall
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Shop at 12 Musley Hill - now a house
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High Street scene
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The High Street - looking south
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Level crossing - Amwell End
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Level crossing - looking towards the Town Centre
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East Street
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Amwell End - looking towards the railway
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Baldock Street - looking towards the Town Centre
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Ware Station - showing the old pedestrian access crossing
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Ware Station - street entrance
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Ware Priory - from the river
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Baldock Street - looking north towards Watton Road
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View through an archway of the old Barge Inn - now replaced by the 'Navigator' and archway now gone
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Cribbs Lane - from the churchyard, showing buildings since replaced
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Rose and Crown - Watton Road in 1965
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Parish Church of St. Mary - since surrounded by trees
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This page was added on 11/05/2011.

Comments about this page

  • Hi John Highet,

    You can try looking in the photograph collection at the Local Studies library at HALS (Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies) in the registary block at County Hall.

    By Geoffrey Cordingley (08/06/2017)
  • Great photos– fascinating to see the differences over time! I live on the south bank of the Lea at Crane Mead.(Originally Wickams works) Are there any old photos of the North side of the river opposite my place? (Upstream of the weir and now occupied by the Lygean Ave development) ?

    By John Highet (07/06/2017)
  • Thank you so much for theses wonderful pictures. Many of my ancestors came from here and I recognise the places from tracing them and walking in their footsteps where possible when visiting the area from Australia.

    By Pamela Page (23/08/2016)
  • Noticed in a St. Mary’s church there are less grave stones, were those who were buried by the church taken to the Grave Yard across the road from there. I recall the Old railroad crossing gates and then replaced by modem cross gates perhaps in the mid 1960’s and a new signal box. I remember when the new shops were build on Amwell End, from the station be on your left pass the old cinema, anybody have any pictures what looked like before, any pictures of the Old St. Mary’s School across from the church. I left Ware in Feb of 1968

     

    By Les Benfield (09/07/2016)
  • I livedĀ in Baldock street in the 1950’s and these photos bring back fond memories of my childhood there. Thanks

    By Dave Langelaan (12/01/2016)
  • I think i’m in one of these

    By June (07/12/2015)
  • Your historic picture of Baldock Street is mislabelled – it is looking away from the town, not towards the town centre.

    By Jeremy Pick (14/02/2014)
  • Such lovely pictures, just shows that Ware town centre hasn’t changed as much as some towns.

    By Janice Seymour (13/02/2014)
  • Thankyou for showing me where my Grandfather lived until 1911 when he came to Australia and never returned at the age of 19. He was born at Highview Wareside and moved to 91 Musley Hill ware when his father died. Much enjoyed from Australia

    By Shirley Jamieson (11/06/2013)
  • how wonderfull to look at ware then and now wish there could be more of them i hate the new buildings they have no style to them, keep good work up please

    By graham chalk (29/01/2013)
  • Pam – Most of the old photos come from Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies in Hertford and you can get copies. I don’t think there are any showing the whole of Bowling Road but there may be one looking down Star Street. Cass – there are some of a few residential areas, it’s just pot luck if they have the street you want… see http://www.hertsdirect.org/hals for more information

    By S Williams (31/05/2012)
  • I have just looked at your photos of Ware then and now…what a lovely record. Is there any chance you could tell me where I might get prints of Bowling Road and Star Street as I am making a book for my father whose maternal grandparents lived in these two streets in the early 1900s. Thank you for your time. Pam Wright

    By Pam Wright (27/05/2012)
  • these pictures are great! some of the pictures show that not much has changed and some show that lots has changed. Are there any pictures that show residential streets? the egde of Ware?

    By Cass Tunstall (10/04/2012)
  • Lovely old photo’s they bring back such lovely memories for my Mum. Is there any way I could get copies of some of these prints, as they would make a lovely present in a memory book for my mothers 90th birthday. I would very much appreciate your help.

    By Wendy Bartlett (14/10/2011)
  • Great pictures!

    By serena (27/05/2011)

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