House is to the left of the Cemetery. It is also called The White House!
White's Farmhouse was to the left. It had twelve bedrooms.
terraced houses in Glebe Crescent have a lot of character. My husband's
great grand parents, the Parnells, used to live here when they were
attended the Glebe School, now the John F. Kennedy, from age 5 to 11.
Miss Bell was my Infant Teacher and Miss Swaddle prepared me for Grammar
Sutton had the Wool Shop, and Sid Dickinson had the Sweet Shop at the
end of Model Dwellings. Every Friday my Dad gave me thre'pence to spend
at Sid Dickinson's.
walked along Nelson Street every day, to and from the Glebe School for
seven years. The bridge across the railway line was at the far end of
pathway under the trees is where the old railway line used to run. Boys
used to jump off the bridge into the moving trucks. The terraced old
people's homes to the left are the Gannies.
lived all my life in The Terraces until I was married. I lived in number
15. My husband lived in number 21, which is the second house from the
right. They were big houses with a lot of character until they were
road down The Dene
New Houses are across the road from The Terraces. It was always
a pleasant housing estate to walk around. Gainsborough Avenue is where
Bryan Ferry lived.
Victoria Hotel, locally known as The Vic, is at the top end of The Terraces.
It is an oustanding landmark. My dad used to go there for a pint before
his Sunday dinner.
Dene was all farm land. The Galleries Shopping Centre was built on top
of it. It was a favourite walk for many of the locals. There was a huge
sandpit down The Dene on the left-hand side.
is the Home Bank from the Emmerson Terrace side. Home Bank is named
after Dame Margaret's Home which lies behind the trees on the right.
It was always a thrill to trudge through the fallen leaves in the Autumn
as I walked home from school.
Margaret's Home, built in the 1850's, is set in beautiful grounds. My
Dad, Joe Hall, worked there as a Mining Instructor for the NCB
in the 1960's. Princess Margaret shook his hand when she visited.