Words and photos: Mark Stevenson
Maxi’s restaurant, like many other buildings that have stood on this site, has been demolished to be replaced by student accommodation.
Maxi’s was a purpose-built building with an oriental-style entrance which opened in 1989.
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In the 1850s the site was occupied by The Old Mill, but by the 1890s the mill buildings were part of the Wellington Foundry.
By the 1970s there was a sorting office on the site. One thing I was hoping to see was some evidence of the well that used to be in the top left-hand corner of the site.
The well is marked on the maps as St Peter’s Well.