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November 22, 2012
by the gentle author

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  1. December 3, 2012

    Great to see an an actual photograph of Wych Street taken from the front of St Clement Danes.
    This is how it would have looked when my 6x Great Grandfather passed away there in 1890.
    He owned cheese shop at number 35, tantalisingly out of shot to the right of the picture but you can see it here in this painting of 1881:
    with it’s canopy extended to shade the cheese from the August sun.
    It stood where is now No. 165 Strand, beside the Law Courts Bus stop.
    The pub facing us is the Rising Sun (name obscured by DEWARS) which stands at No 37.
    The street was numbered west to east 1-36 along the north side and 37-?? back east to west along the south side. Dorset house would’ve been 33 and Carr’s Restaurant on the right is 34.
    I’d love to find a picture showing No. 35 front on!

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