Bygone Lygon Arms

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The Lygon Arms, Broadway, Worcestershire.  On the back of this postcard it says “Remembering visits from King Charles I and Cromwell, the Lygon Arms stands by one of the great wide streets of the village. Its 1620 doorway guards an interior which is like a museum of antiquities.”

This postcard captures a moment in time on the other side of the doorway, on the ever-changing side, on a day when a Citroen DS, Jaguar Mk II, Renault Dauphine and a couple of Ford Zephyrs parked up.  It will never happen again.  (Actually I am a little uncertain as to whether they really are Zephyrs and the actual postcard is no clearer than the scan. I wonder what Robert van der Klugt thinks?)

And this postcard is from an earlier time and I am afraid I can’t identify anything from this period.



4 thoughts on “Bygone Lygon Arms

  1. In the first place, Robert van der Klugt thinks that he had a coffee in this street last summer, on his way to the Bourton-on-the-Water motor museum! And that it was quite impossible to park his car the easy way these two postcards show… As to the Zephyrs: their low roof line and vertical indicators give away they were not born before 1959.

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