THESE two views of Hackwood Road, both captured at its junction with Cliddesden Road, are separated by half a century.

The older photo helps to provide a possible answer to a mystery.

Currently the Toll House Kiosk and some other businesses are within the block with the address of 42 – 44, Hackwood Road. The house/office to its left (our right) is number 51 though it may once have been named ‘Ediscote’.

The houses 40, 41, 43, 45, 47, & 49 are on the opposite side of the road so it would seem that numbers 46, 48 & 50 were contained within the thatched building which, for reasons unknown, had ceased to exist by 1948 and perhaps much earlier.

Raz Razzle