What does a 120 year old temporary shop, an umbrella hospital, a turnpike weighing machine and an alcohol-free hotel have in common? They could all be found in Barnards Green in the last 100 years!
As a result of some fascinating research over the last couple of years, more than 40 shops in Barnards Green are soon to be presented with a window poster that will chart the commercial development of the premises over the last century. The posters say something about what was sold, who took over the businesses as well as recollections about some of the shopkeepers. The posters are full of old advertisements and photographs from the early 1900s up to the 1970s. The work was carried out by Barnards Green History Group, which was formed by four local residents. This latest shop project has been supported by the Barnards Green Traders Association and generously funded by the Route to the Hills project.
The posters will be launched At Barnards Green Local History Day, and the group will have an exhibition which includes old photographs, maps and other interesting stories. Members will also be giving historical guided tours of the area. It is the perfect opportunity for visitors to enjoy a trip down memory lane and to add more recollections to the content so far!