King Street (1909)

(Our trail begins near the library, on the Manor Street end of King Street between NatWest and Boyes. Use ‘View on map from the trail’s homepage to reach point ‘1’ and the start of the trail).

King Street is one of the oldest streets in Bridlington Quay. The East Riding Archives have maps showing it from 1828 onwards. This image shows the bustle of market day in 1909. Most buildings have been altered or replaced, but you may just spot the Murray Hills building behind J. Lawson & Sons (in the foreground, to the right), which sold toys and fancy goods. Boyes has replaced Au Bon Marché. In 1911 a drapery sale was so popular the police had be called to manage the queue!