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St Margaret's Village History
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Bay Hill from Reach Road pond
Notice the small white hut on Sea Street. This was Henry Sproston's (The Chalet) confectioner and tobacconist. Later the hut was used by engineers of Henry Royce (Rolls Royce) and Charles Rolls. The pond in the ...
Henry Sproston, proprietor of The Chalet, Sea Street, late 19th Century
A photograph of Henry Sproston, proprietor of a shop selling tobacco goods, confectionery and general goods at The Chalet towards the top of Sea Street. Probably taken sometime in the late 19th century as he ...
The Chalet In the garden of 'Buena Vista' (later Tigh na mara), Sea Street.
Photograph of the hut in the garden of 'Buena Vista' with the nameplate of 'The Chalet' above the entrance. Here Mr Sproston sold items for the beach to passers by The hut was later said to ...
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