The French Collection

Looks like a hot summer afternoon in Low Street, Haxey. The photo was taken near the ancient buttercross. Although the street scene is very much the same today, there are several changes. Of course, the old King's Arms, left, still occupies the corner leading on to Haxey Lane.
Looks like a hot summer afternoon in Low Street, Haxey. The photo was taken near the ancient buttercross. Although the street scene is very much the same today, there are several changes. Of course, the old King's Arms, left, still occupies the corner leading on to Haxey Lane.

The photo was taken near the ancient buttercross. Although the street scene is very much the same today, there are several changes. Of course, the old King’s Arms (left) still occupies the corner leading on to Haxey Lane.

This photograph is one of thousands taken by Derrick French during more than a decade as Bells Editor in the 70s and 80s.

We are indebted to former Bells employee Ron Shipley, of Westwoodside, who has provided much information about the content of our pictures.