The south side of East Street is dominated by the fine rows of three storey weavers' cottages dating back to the 1860s and now protected by their national Grade 2 listing. Nos. 48-51 sit next to the junction with Constitution Hill. They were built with three storeys but on the night of March 31st 1916 German Zeppelin L17 dropped a string of bombs across the town and caused serious damage. The cottages were rebuilt after the war but without their second floor. Local historical interest.
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