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07 October 2013
Secrets of Queen Street

Secrets of Queen Street Neath

Jason Reynolds (left) of Heritage Scene-Neath is uncovering many secrets of Queen Street, Neath, a street named after Queen Victoria.

The street links Victoria Garden at one end to Neath's Victorian Market at the other end.   The Canterbury Arms, pictured below, was originally known as the Queen's Hotel and is located at the top of the street facing Victoria Gardens.

Many of the shops in Queen Street were originally home of the gentry who had servants quarters in the basement.     Jason Reynolds is currently making a photographic record of his findings and believes that Queen Street could be a great feature of the town - if developed the right way.   A photo of a Victorian basement kitchen found by Jason is shown on the right.

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