A view from Eastwood Market Place

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The cameraman was in the Eastwood’s old market place to capture this picture of Nottingham Road.

The noted Eastwood character William E Hopkin, whose father’s shop at number 24 is on the right just past the cart, sent this poctcard on July 25 1904.

William E Hopkin was born in 1862 and was good friends with Lawrence.

His family was associated with the shoemaking trade and lived in the area from 1805.

All four photos on this page were taken from the book Eastwood: On Old picture Postcards.