Dunstable old high street

JIM Knight of Totternhoe has loaned to Yesteryear this undated snapshot of High Street North, Dunstable.

Sunday, 1st January 2012, 9:12 am

It is one of a pair taken from the roof of the Westminster Bank, now the NatWest, which today stands on the corner of Church Street.

The picture was taken before the entrance to Church Street was widened.

Dunstable market in former times was held along the side of the high street on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The market stalls are visible in the photo, with cars and lorries parked on either side of the road and no safety barriers down the centre of the street.

There are still telegraph poles lining the pavements.

Near the left of the photo is the old building which once housed the offices of Mr Gutteridge, a well-known solicitor.

Today the premises have been converted into the White Horse pub.

> Yesteryear is compiled by John Buckledee, chairman of Dunstable and District Local History Society