Ermin Street Trail

ERMIN STREET TRAIL – THE ANSWERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The six buildings with dates are:

House

Date

House

Date

179

1848

 Could be 1818

171

1870

Building at corner of Church Way and Ermin Street

1738

Wheatsheaf Inn

1843

126A

1789

Methodist Church

1883

 

The Peace Memorial was dedicated in August 2014 – 100 years after the start of the First World War.

The house at No 1, Bakers Court, used to sell bread from a ground floor window.  (All the other houses in Baker’s Court are much newer).

The first bus stop you came to is named “Jacob’s Ladder” on the bus stop sign. That was the name of a pub which used to be in the building (dated 1738) on the corner of Church Way and Ermin Street.

The pilot who crashed into the “Willow Tree” (and sadly lost his life) was Staff Sergeant Norman Barbeau of the Royal Canadian Air Force – see the memorial garden on the corner of Church Way.

The only street sign saying “Ermin Street” on this part of the street is outside the Methodist Church by the Bus Stop .   You will find several at the crossroads by the “Crown”, and from Newbury along the ancient Ermin Street near Baydon as far as  Brockworth outside Gloucester  - an exciting cycle ride or try it on Google Maps.

 

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