On the sunny side of this old picture postcard is the Horse and Jockey pub. The nearest building, on the shady side, was a malthouse. The road is scored with wheel tracks and darkened with horse droppings. The sunny side pavement has a smooth path between cobbles. A delivery boy stands with basket and starched apron. The year is a round 1880 and the photo would have been taken with a tripod. The motor car had not been invented.
A picture of Bath Street this afternoon. Stratton House, directly ahead, still has the blocked-up upper-floor windows. The malthouse is now part of Abingdon School. The pub is now Gosling Court. Another pub, the Black Swan, further away, used to have two gables facing the road, and now has been rebuilt and the gable faces down the road. The motor car has been invented and has had new innovations every year for over a century. It is no longer safe to stand in the road and take photographs with a tripod.
The Morland sign outside the ex-pub could do with a touch of paint.