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A cutting from the Dunstable Gazette's popular Yesteryear feature showing Dunstable crossroads looking towards West Street. The almshouses at the top of the photo, alongside what was then Ashton Street. were demolished to make way for shops. Money from the sale of the land was used to provide modern almshouses in Bull Pond Lane, alongside Bennett's Memorial Recreation Ground. The curious structure on the other side of Ashton Street was popularly known as the "breezy battlements". It was, in fact, an open-air urinal for men.