Old photos of Baldock Street, Ware

Buildings before demolition in the 60s

Corner of Coronation Road and Baldock Street, 1966. The Wagon and Horses was run by R Easton in 1958 (HALS ref: Acc 5290)
Herts Archives & Local Studies (ref Acc 5290)
The Hope Maltings and Maltster's house opposite The Old Bull's Head. The buildings were demolished in 1969 (HALS ref: Acc 5290)
Herts Archives & Local Studies (ref Acc 5290)
Looking up Baldock Street, 1966 (HALS ref: Acc 5290)
Herts Archives & Local Studies (ref Acc 5290)
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  • I worked in Robinsons greengrocers as a schoolboy, around 1973, they had a blue Commer van then, we did deliveries to peoples houses on Friday evenings, I worked with Bob Dickens, Geoff and Bert Crane, Flo Ayers, i also pushed that barrow, normally after we got back from Spitalfields market (early start).
    I was known as Charlie, as Bob said I looked like a Charlie.
    Prior to working here, I worked for Mr / Mrs West, Opticians, running errands and feeding their chickens in Waggoners yard, opposite side of road.

    By martin gilby (22/03/2021)
  • I lived in the Maple Leaf Cafe. Opposite was Mrs.Timmons toy shop. Yes, Robinsons greengrocers were next door. I knew one of the guys as Robbo and the other guy was Geoff. My father who ran the cafe bought his veg from them. I think I left Ware around 1958/1959. I wonder if my friends ‘The Rennies’ are still in the area. I was told the buildings were demolished to build a roundabout some time ago.

    By David Langelaan (14/12/2019)
  • Mr. Brooker’s comment below, is very interesting to me, because his span of years mentioned ( 1962 to 1970 ), perfectly encompass the years 1964 to 1970, when Mr. Timmons would have run this Morris lorry for his green grocery business opposite to Robinson’s. Probably using the same storage yard between buildings, opposite to Robinsons. I wonder whether he remembers the vehicle which at that time was in a strange pinkisk manufacturer’s primer.

    Also, the trading name of Mr. Timmons’ shop would be good to know.

    M  J Turner.

    By Malcolm Turner (28/01/2017)
  • The barrow in the road on the left, belonged to Robinsons greengrocers shop owned by Len Robinson. I pushed that barrow from the shop’s store across the road, hundreds of times in the period that I worked at the shop as a schoolboy and student from 1962 until 1970, when I left Ware to live in Southampton.

    By Brian Brooker (21/01/2017)
  • Dear Sir/Madam,

    I own and show, a lorry that is a replica of my earlier lorry, owned from new by Stuart Timmons of the greengrocer where Mr.Romeo is now, in Baldock Street, Ware. Does anyone have any photographs showing this lorry – BNK592B ?

    By Malcolm Turner (17/01/2017)
  • The green grocers shop was owned by the Bell family.

    By Ivan Judd (04/01/2015)
  • In the 1950’s The Café was called ‘The Maple Leaf Cafe’. Next to it, to the right, was a greengrocer’s and on the corner was ‘Moss’s’ bicycle shop.  

    By Dave (09/06/2014)