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GLASS PLATE NEGATIVE VICTORIAN SCENE , VILLAGE PUB THE RED LION The St, Sturmer, Haverhill,
SUFFOLK, CIRCA 1890. (CAME FROM A COLLECTION OF SUFFOLK NEGATIVES) Showing this 18th century Public House with a thatched roof, still there today.PLATE IS APPROX 6 Â½ X 4 Â½ INCHES , EMULSION IS DETERIATED ON BOTTOM LEFT HAND CORNER LIGHT SCRATCHES , BUT STILL PRODUCING A VERY GOOD CLEAR IMAGE OF PUB AND PEOPLE HORSES AND CART. A System of Payments, called Tolls were introduced to maintain and repair all Turnpike Roads, from the 1700s. As this road was between the Royal Mail Roads of A10.11 & 12, it would have been an important Cross-post for Post-boys to connect to the Royal Mail Coaches . This would have been a Fast, Safe route between Cambridge and Colchester run to a strict timetable kept with a timeclock. Today we now pay for our roads through our Road Tax Licences and some of our VAT on petrol. Was Â£60.00.