Main Street - East Back

East Back was once known as Pig Back, and through the last hundred years or so has been home to the Infirmary, the Cottage Hospital, the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages, the Pembroke Police Station, a coach works and an important engineering business.

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Beginning at Elm Square, once the site of gallows and stocks where miscreants (whose hands and feet were locked in the wooden frame) would be pelted with rotten vegetables, East Back consists of fifteen buildings and the Baptist Chapel, ending outside the grand italianate Wesleyan Chapel.

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(Left) Elm Square at the turn of the Eighteenth century. (Centre) No 14 - a demolished medieval house. (Right) Wesleyan Chapel - John Wesley visited many times.