Karen Close Area
Jonathan Cowley and his family lived in Karen Close from 1961 to 1978 and his father worked for Fords as a photographer.
These four photos were taken in the mid 1960s.
The first one shows The Hoy and The Crown, before it was re-named The Half Crown.
The second photo is possibly the old Yacht Club and may well have been taken by Jonathan as it shows his father, brother and sister.
The third photo is of Jonathan’s sister, standing in Karen Close near the junction with School Lane. The area in the background is now the station car park.
The fourth photo is the view looking down towards the war memorial. On the right the electricity sub station is just being built, possibly about 1965?