Wednesday, 20 July 2011

106. Remains of a cottage

It's not immediately obvious, but if you look closely you'll see that this is the former site of a cottage.  Just one end wall is still standing.  I don't know anything about this building - did those steps lead to the front door?  Why is most of the wall encased in ugly concrete?  Maybe it would have collapsed otherwise?  Why was it allowed to fall into ruin?  Was its demise anything to do with the installation of the big power supply thingy on the left, or was it already a ruin by then?

Does anyone have any thoughts/ facts they'd like to share?

1 comment:

  1. This old ruin is the remnants of Peter Ritchie the baker's shop. He produced the most delicious morning rolls, cakes and bread and operated from here for many years until he moved his business to the top of Harbour Place. Even after half a century his mouth-watering fare is still sadly missed!