the wooden noticeboard is in front of a building next to the shops, presumably set back from the road. although it looks like a church noticeboard there would have been many more places using such boards back then. It could be any establishment that considered itself to have a bit of class. doctors, schools, solicitors etc all used them. the wall looks too small to be a church wall, they tend to be more substantial, although the tree would fit with a churchyard. a fantastic picture none the less. I trust the policeman cleaned his shoes when he got home.