The Iron Duke

The old `Iron Duke`, almost a stately memorial, stood on the left-hand side near the bottom of the rough cobbled steps connecting the Bowling Green to the old Cattle Market.

This eddifice was a gentlemens `convenience` which afforded a position of relief and providing the minimum of privacy to patrons performing a natural function. The crude penny-in-the-slot small building with seating accommodtion in close proximity catered for the `other` purpose. The swiftly flowing stream passing underneath served the purpose of removing unwanted substance to the nearby River Cober.

Sanitation and Hygiene were as yet words not too familiar with the residents of the town about a century ago!