The neo-Tudor building shown in both photographs was built at the very beginning of the 20th century. It replaced The Three Tuns public house when it was decided that Victoria Street, then very narrow and on the line of the small pedestrian street behind the building, had to be re-aligned with New Street and widened. This required the demolition of the public house.
The building has remained much as it was, the only significant change being to the shopfront. The Café Royal has also given way to offices on the first floor.
The increase in traffic is probably the main difference between then and now, this being perhaps the busiest junction in the old town centre.