68-80 High Street, Vale Brook House & shops
Photos of Vale Brook House, 80 High Street and the shops built in 1967 on the site of James Munt's adjacent house and large garden. Also photo from 2018.
The grounds of this house stretched along the street as far as the end of the new shops and to the South-West to the grounds of Bell Lane School. Mr E “Staggy” Munt had an orchard and market garden here. He took his produce to Oxford in a horse drawn cart. Pye’s bought the estate in 1967 and put up six shops, enclosing what was left of the garden with a high brick wall. One old apple tree remains.