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The van embedded in the wall is at the side of the Church steps.  The date would be 1920s.When the Fair , or Statutes, "Statits" locally, came to the village, the owners of the various stalls used to park their vans in Lodge Lane.  Mr Wright speaks of a Causeway being built below Mr Cox'sgate, which was opposite Leysick Lane (Drury Avenue).  A "Causeway" is the pavement, known locally as the "Causy" (with a soft "s" as late as the early 1930s by older people.