Ware High Street in the 1960s

The Co-op
Herts Archives Acc 5609
View from the bridge towards Crane Mead
Harradence's department store, 1965
Towards the French Horn, 1965
Home and Colonial
Hardware shop, 1965
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  • I was born at 60 High Street, Ware on May 17,1939 Lived in the Sweet Shop known as Lee’s; my name is Ann Legge formerly Lee. I married in 1957 and went to the USA. If any of you know of me please contact Me. I will be home for a visit in Sept 2023, I love coming home to Ware to visit and see all the wonderful buildings

    By Ann Lee legge (02/05/2023)
  • I’ve lived in Ware all my life, amazing to see from photos nearly 60 years old that you can still recognise buildings and where on the High Street you are.

    By Miranda (13/01/2023)
  • I was born in ware in 1946 one of 11 children largest family in ware at the time .i went to ware secondrey modern from 1955 to 1961 .my father worked in amwell end in patterns newsagents .from the age of 14 until the age of 68 .reg osborne

    By robert osborne (06/01/2023)
  • So nice to see Ware high street as I knew it. My Mum and Dad took over the Jolly Bargeman public house in Cromwell road, this was in March 1958 and I was 12years old. I also attended Bowling road school for the next two and a half years. From the age of 18 I worked in Baxters the butchers in Ware high street, during that time we moved to the Queens Head public house Stanstead Abbott’s.
    By Stan W (21/02/2021.

    By Stan Woods (21/02/2021)
  • Nice to see the Morris Traveller, outside of Harridences, as I owned it about ten years later, by which time it was hand painted blue, with white roof. Bought it in Bengeo, sold it in Hoddesdon, so it never went far. I think my cousin worked for many years in that shop. If anyone wants to ask about her, post as much on here.

    By Malcolm Turner. (16/01/2021)
  • I was born in Ware in 1940 at 36 Mount street NOW Gilpin Road. My Brother was the delivery boy for Home and Colonial and we both went to St Marys school and then Ware Secondary School in Bowling Road. We were both christened at the Church in Amwell and our Grandmother Mrs Hester Petts is buried in the graveyard there.
    The river Lee that runs past Gilpin Road was a lovely place for us children to dip our feet on a hot summers day then Mr William Berry who lived in a little wooden shack on the river bank would give us some fruit he grew there. Fond memories of a little village that I believe is now a town

    By Susan McFadden nee Petts (28/08/2020)
  • The Morris Marina shown in the Lloyds/Barclays picture was not introduced until 1973, so a minor error there, although not much had changed. I remember the High Street well, as I had a Saturday job in Baxters (butchers) in 1966 (age 14).

    By SFT (24/04/2019)
  • The traffic lights do seem to be very modern.

    By Rebecca Humes (06/05/2017)
  • Moved into the area 7yrs ago….would love to have seen it in the past….

    By Janice skilton (05/05/2017)
  • The traffic lights look quite modern!

    By Paul F (01/09/2016)