In 1970 the National Provincial Bank in Ross, which later became the Natwest Bank, was modernised. This involved the demolishion of the east side of the building as can be seen in the photos below.
Prior to modernisation [Photo: J.C.Coombes] (Click for a larger image)
During to modernisation [Photo: J.C.Coombes] (Click for a larger image)
This view of Gloucester Road is incorrectly titled "High Street. Ross-on-Wye".
On the far left can be seen Dolly Dekin's shop which was an Antique Shop selling mostly furniture. They also had the shop in the middle of the shot (the one which is now
High Street, Ross-on-Wye (actually it is Gloucester Road) [published by Frith's - RS.99.] (Click for a larger image)
A postcard view of the Gloucester Road [published by Frith's - no. 54481] (Click for a larger image)
This postcard view of Gloucester Road shows that the left side of the road looks relatively undeveloped and there are no signs on the walls of the shop next to
Kyrle House on the High Street (in the distance in the centre of the shot), and this dates the view to around 1916.
This view of Gloucester Road (published by Frith and Co. Ltd - no. 67703) was taken from the junction with Cantilupe Road in the early 1900's and the differences
in the road are quite marked.
To the left can be seen R E Davis shop/studio (before he moved opposite the GPO), the Kyrle Picture Palace and Dekins shop and a bit further down, after the
antiques shop, is the Central Garage next to the GPO (General Post Office) and in the distance on the left of the cross is the end of the George Hotel, where
George Place is now.
A postcard view of the Gloucester Road [published by Frith's - no. 67703] (Click for a larger image)
Gloucester Road, Ross-on-Wye [Unknown publisher] (Click for a larger image)
This view of Gloucester Road clearly shows Hill & Dickin and the Kyrle Picture Palace on the left, with the Central Garage slightly further up and the Cafe on the opposite side.
In this view, on the left can just be seen the Kyrle Picture Palace. On the opposite side of Gloucester Road is
W.H.Crocker, Furnisher and the Cosy Cafe, which are on either side of Cantilupe Road.
On the right hand side of the road can be seen the signs saying "NO WAITING on ODD days of the month" and on the left there is a
sign saying "NO WAITING on EVEN days of the month". This was because at this time parking was allowed on alternate sides of
Gloucester Road depending on whether it was an odd or even day of the month.
A postcard view up Gloucester Road [unknown publisher] (Click for a larger image)
Gloster Rd. [Published: R.E.Davies] (Click for a larger image)
This very clear shot of Gloster Road dates from the early 1900s.
On the left can be seen the Kyrle Picture Palace and Dekins Shop. Further up are the Central Garage and Central Cycle Works. The signs hanging out from the
Central Garage show that it stocked Clincher and Michelin Tyres. On the High Street can be seen Simpsons, Indea & China Tea Co.
On the right can be seen a cafe, a shop selling K-Boots and the sign for the Kings Arms.
On the street on the left are a four people watching the photographer take the photo and in the centre is a policeman walking down the street towards
the photographer. Outside the Central Garage can be seen a motorbike and sidecar which looks like there are two people working on it; one is crouched
down near to the motorbike wheel and the other is leaning over the bike. In front of the Central Cycle Works is a pony harnessed to a trap that appears to be waiting for the driver to return and in front of the Kings Arms is a trap and no sign of the pony.
Ross, Gloucester Road no. 84594 [Published: Friths] (Click for a larger image)
Ross Cottage Hospital
A postcard view of the Cottage Hospital [Published by Burrows, Cheltenham] (Click for a larger image)
This is a postcard view of the Cottage Hospital that used to be on Gloucester Road before it was replaced by the Ross Community Hospital on Alton Street and retirement housing was built on the site.