For many years 2 distinctive buildings stood at this location.
The Saddlery, owned by Harry Stewart, sold saddles and harnesses for horses.
After World War II the site became a popular restaurant called Saddlers.
Next door was the Chequers public house with an an archway to the side leading to a broad yard where the blacksmith's forge, stables and worker's cottages
once stood. The pub was popular with agricultural and other workers until it was demolished in 1960.
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