Before Cheney's garage was built, a
large barn known as the
Cow Barker (Barton) occupied this quarry site
at the foot of Cliff Road (the Cutting) on the left . C. 1906
Cow Barker' roof seen clearly on the
Traction engine at work in the meadow
power for timber cutting. Pre - World War II.
Greenwich Corner, 1940
Cheney's Garage on Greenwich Corner
Greenwich Corner 1932
C. 1935 Close up of two stages in
a) the old smithy, actively in farriery, repairing farm carts and
b) the garage servicing and fuelling the transport equipment
which ultimately replaced the horse and cart.
The old smithy is now derelict and in need of major repair.
View from field above Cheney's Garage
towards North Hill
Showing further growth in garage
and those of the playing field.
Shows the bridge to
Greenwich Cottage over the small stream
which drains part of the meadow, and
continues under the main road (note the arch)
to supply water to the old smithy.
'Stop me and buy one'.
The 'old' and the new
intermingle. Cattle moving back to
pasture up Cliff Road - US Army jeep at garage
Three modern (C. 1970)
photo's of an ancient problem in
Burton Bradstock, which reached the upper cills of
Greenich Cottage in 1886 - the great flood. Many defences
now protect the village from such problems - we hope!
Flood picture 2
Flood picture 3
The Anchor Band -
Garage as you might see it
View over Greenwich Corner
as you might see it today