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Across the road from the station
In the 1920s Thomas Bell had grocery shop across from the central station. His flour was called Bell's Royal Flour. When the king died it was forbidden to use anything connected with royal, so he had to change the name. He took the Be from Bell's and the Ro from Royal,added a hyphen and today we know it as Be-Ro !!!
Also the support pillars for the High Level Bridge are hollow below the water and solid above the water.
Recommended Local History websites.