76 Park Lane would have been very close to the Black Horse public house.....I don't think I have ever seen a photo of that side of the lane, seen a few taken of the other side from around that spot....
The gathering outside the Black Horse Pub, for the 1953 Coronation. The lady in the coat on left wearing gloves, is my Aunty Clara, Clara Herbert, she was married to Uncle Bill, who's mother owned the corner shop on Whitehead Street/Alma Street. Aunty Clara was also the Usherette at the Orient and Gaumont Picture House.
If you went to the Saturday clue, at the Orient in the 60s you knew her
Hi, been a few years since this post! I have to say the Shareholders was NOT demolished at all. We were living there when dad, Arthur Taylor, was the manager and the brewery, Ansells, had the 'skin' of the new pub built around the old one! We had months of muck and dust to contend with and when they wanted to complete the interior they moved us on to The Stork Inn, High St. So the Shares is still in the same spot it was always in but they actually moved the line of Park Lane to the other side of the pub and left it stranded in a little triangle of land with Potters Lane on one side and Old Park Close on the other.