Friday, 5 August 2011

Alfreton, The Old Toll Bar House

I used to be able to remember which of my many vintage postcards I'd shared on Theme Thursday, Postcard Friendship Friday and Sepia Saturday, but I must admit my memory is going to let me down one of these days so I need to come up with a system whereby I can record this. However, as I seem to spend all my working days in the land of excel, I'm not sure I want to do this in my spare time as well, so for now you'll have to forgive me if I share the occasional postcard that I've shared before. Having said that, I'm fairly sure I've not shared this one before. This is a vintage postcard of the Old Toll-Bar House, Alfreton, Derbyshire. I did a small amount of research but could not find anything to suggest this building exists today, or if it does it's definitely had a change of purpose and almost certainly surrounded by others. I managed to find various books on amazon relating to Toll Houses in Wiltshire, Suffolk and Lancashire, but alas none for Derbyshire so I know very little about this one. Looking at the telegraph poles to the right-hand side of the postcard, I would think it probably had a railway running alongside the road.

The Old Toll-Bar House, Alfreton, Derbyshire

As usual, 100's more vintage postcards on my web site ... and also a newly created page containing reviews and links to books about vintage


  1. Such a pretty card. Another life and time. Happy PFF!

  2. Lovely colors in the sky behind. happy PFF!


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