Cardigan Tea Exchange Then & Now by ajisaac

Cardigan Tea Exchange Then & Now

Every now & then I throw in a Then & Now diptych showing some of the local places.

This one is of the Cardigan Tea Exchange around 1920 and the now building housing Saltrock along the main high street in Cardigan town, West Wales.

As you can see the building remains relatively unaltered; the main changes are that the doorway in the old has been blocked off and is a window & the cross decorated gable end has been removed' along with the chimney stack.

Originally the building was split in two, the right hand side being The National Bank of Wales, but it closed because the bank manager was found guilty of forgery, so the owners of the Tea Exchange next door knocked through and made the building one.

They traded there until 1929, when the store was sold to 'Star Supplies Stores' who remained there until 1964.

It then became a grocers, a café, a chemist , a clothe shop, a card shop, then finally inhabited by its current owners Saltrock.

January 4th, 2023  
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