Memories of The Stile Inn
... or is it?
Stile Inn Mystery
Is this really the Stile Inn?
This image is posted on a number of high profile sites as The Stile Inn. But is it?
An Old Picture of The Stile Inn
Your first clue: a picture of the genuine Stile Inn.
... some years later
There's a massive clue in this picture. You don't see it? Have a look at the next tab - The Proof
Mrs Nellie Wood watches the Usworth Banner as it passes the Stile Inn.
The 'So-Called' Stile Inn
The wall is on the wrong side of the pub - this picture has been flipped from left to right!
The Real Stile Inn
The side road led to the Gardeners' Club, Hertburn Gardens and (via fields) to the Village Green.
How could it happen?
The film negative was probably put into the printing enlarger's negative carrier the wrong way round!
Heading towards Usworth & District Gardeners' Club
Peter Peverley & Ronnie Smith after a milk delivery to Woodland Terrace. Note the old Top Club.
Note the 'No Through Road' sign: the road to Sunderland via Usworth Station is now behind the pub.
( As the Stile Inn's days are now numbered, a farewell play-on-words seems appropriate. )