This view of the High Street is much as it has been for a century but the shop fronts have been changed considerably. The buildings are in yellow/grey London Stock bricks, with red brick window heads and brick aprons below the windows. It is not clear if the keystones in the window heads are in stone or plaster. These brick lintels were specially moulded at the brickyards and brought to the building sites in wooden boxes. The bricks were wedge shaped and pressed sideways on each other. They all wanted to fall down at the same but they pressed against each other and could not do so. If one brick had been removed the whole row would have fallen.