Charles is spot on

PUBLISHED: 12:14 13 April 2006 | UPDATED: 14:38 12 May 2010

The house in Melbourn

The house in Melbourn

OUR photograph last week certainly had people guessing. And there were a number of suggestions about the location of the building – but no-one could convince retired builder Charles Oates otherwise about the property - and quite right, too. For when he ca

OUR photograph last week certainly had people guessing.

And there were a number of suggestions about the location of the building - but no-one could convince retired builder Charles Oates otherwise about the property - and quite right, too.

For when he called Crow Nostalgia he said: "I am standing here looking straight at the building in the photograph."

Mr Oates, of Garden End, Melbourn, looks out over the property. He said: "I see it every day and there is no doubt in my mind."

And he is, indeed, right. The property stands in New Road, Melbourn. It was thought it could have been the original Royston Hospital, in Barkway Road, but this was soon discounted.

There was a suggestion, too, that it could have been the now-demolished Royston vicarage that stood in Baldock Road on the site of the Copperfields development.

And another suggestion was that it could have been the Sun Hotel, which stood in Sun Hill.

But when we have someone as convinced as Mr Oates and have seen the evidence ourselves, then we can rightly say he is absolutely correct about the property.

- If you have any old photographs of property in Royston or the surrounding area, call Crow Nostalgia on 01763 245241


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