Shillingstone | Then and Now


The Old Ox Inn has undergone quite a transformation – though the bones of the building remain, all the windows have changed and the brick and flint exterior has been hidden by render. Beyond it, the old thatched cottages are also long gone. It appears to be doing a roaring trade in Nesbitt’s time, with plenty of carts and traps ‘parked’ outside!

The old Post Office is still entirely recognisable in Shillingstone today, though it is now a vintage homewares shop. The old postcard was sent to Pokesdown on 31st August 1907, with the message ‘I have sent you on two rabbits. All is well.’


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