Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, The Swan Hotel c1910

Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, The Swan Hotel circa 1910. The Swan Hotel, reputedly visited by Pepys in 1661 and rebuilt after a fire in 1785, was demolished in 1973 and replaced by modern retail units. Click the postcard to enlarge.



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3 comments:

  1. Wonderful postcard, the inn looks as if it stood at an important junction. Some (probably most) of the 1970s redevelopment is just criminal. What were they thinking?

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  2. They were thinking, "Someday this building will be a listed 20th century landmark included in National Trust." Perhaps if it lasts another 1000 years.

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