If you study this picture and compare it with the next picture you will see the building on the left is also in the next shot .. The two old white cottages were replaced around 1906 by the two buildings marked 'Send a card' and 'Digger' ( a tobacco brand )
The shop marked Digger was a tobacconist shop owned by Joe Hall/
At this time the Snack bar was owned and run by my parents, Charlie and Lou Mansfield .. A few years later my father also bought the paper shop next door
copyright Charles Mansfield
Parts of Nile Street were demolished to make way for the ferry approach road at the end of the 19th century.. This area is now covered by the Waterfront leisure centre.
This drawing would have been as seen from the river end of the street
The ferry stopped using this road as a loading approach back in 1965 when the new pontoons came into service..The existing shops continued for a few more years and The road was used as a car park until the Waterfront leisure centre was built in 1988.
photo by Richard Lyndhurst