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Towcester : The Folly

DPI-0012 Towcester - The Folly Public House [2003]

DPI-0012 Towcester - The Folly Public House [2003]

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Located south of Towcester opposite the racecourse, The Folly was operated by Charles Wells at the time of this photograph in August 2003. Dating from the 18th century, the building was not always a pub. However, by 1881 it was kept by George Powell, an innkeeper born in the town around 1834. His wife Ellen hailed from Deddington in Oxfordshire. A former labourer, George Powell had previously lived at another of the town's pubs run by Betsy Smith. The pub suffered some damage on New Year's Day 1895 when a fire broke out at the rear of the inn. The pub was busy during the evening and, as a result, many of the customers rushed out to help save the building. Two engines of the Towcester Fire Brigade were quickly on the scene and, assisted by fire crews from local towns, saved the Folly Inn for future generations.

Catalogue Number : DPI 0012
Title : Towcester - The Folly
Date : 29-08-2003
Source : Kodak DC4800
Maximum Dimensions : 2160 x 1440 Pixels
Resolution : 800dpi
Maximum File Size : 1.42Mb

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