Mystery Photographs

Old photos of Ware no known date

Do you recognise any of the people or places in these photos?
Do you know when they were taken or what’s happening?
If you do please add a comment below the article.

This page was added on 30/03/2017.

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  • Salisbury Square in Hertford came into existence in the early 1930s. Before that, the buildings on the north side had addresses in Railway Street.

    By Susan Payne (25/10/2021)
  • It seems to me that both the previous comments are correct to some extent. I agree that the photographs are taken in Salisbury Square but as one of the Greeves building is on the corner with Railway Street so could have had a Railway Street address

    By Slim (24/10/2021)
  • Thanks to those who maintained that the photograph was taken in Hertford. According to Kelly’s Directory of Hertfordshire throughout the 1920s, there was a grocer called Reginald Goddard Greeves (19/11/1882 – 1971) whose shop was located at 4 & 6 Railway Street. So the mystery is solved!

    By Geoffrey Cordingley (03/10/2019)
  • This location is without doubt Salisbury Square in Hertford. The shop in the background, directly beyond the car roof, with the white painted frontage is Claydons fresh fish shop which no longer trades. Just to the right of Greeves shop was a yard entrance leading through to Market Street. Someone in the yard kept a parrot on a stand. The bird had been taught a few swear words that it used to say to people using the yard. As a boy I thought it was hilarious and would always cut through the yard just to hear the bird swear.

    By Ivan Judd (01/10/2019)
  • I feel sure that it is in fact, Salisbury Square Hertford.

    By Malcolm Turner (04/02/2019)
  • This is the end of Church Street in Ware where it meets the High Street. The building is opposite Ware Card Centre and what was the French Horn. If you look on Google the building is still there but the windows and doors are all bricked up.

    By C Wallis (29/12/2018)
  • This looks like Salisbury Square in Hertford

    By serena (30/03/2017)