A query from Margaret Hancock: ‘Above is a photograph of a plaque in Slade Street which a friend & I have been trying to decipher/explain.
We think it reads as follows:- 'P A R T ? ? I S (or maybe A) WALL 1812’
The weathered lettering may read: ‘PARTABLE WALL 1812’. If any reader can shed any light on this mystery, please let the editor know (contact details on page 27). The plaque can be seen to the right of the lamp post on the (presumed) boundary wall of the old Bull Inn which fronts onto Key Street. Surely this wall can’t date to 1812, so was the plaque resited? – Ed.