5 thoughts on “Market Cafe Temperance Hotel

  1. Yes, the ‘Temperance Hotel’ WAS in Dovecot Street. If you look at the coloured postcard above it can (if you look closely) clearly seen next to ‘Cowley’ the watchmaker. The ‘C’ of Cowley can clearly be seen on the query photo. I remember my late mother mentioning that her dad (my grandfather) joined a ‘Temperance’ choir. I think perhaps it may have been an early form of Alcoholics Anonymous, as she remembered him as a heavy drinker and it helped to steer him away from it, having a hobby of singing, not just wasting his Friday wages in the pub on the way home from work.


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