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if anyone has any old photos of heaton st could you post them here please folks
Hi Carolina, I lived in Heaton Street for the first 10 years of my life but I can't remember this building at all, pic can't be all that old - Morris 1000 Traveler in shot, looks like Whitmore St end of street, can you date picture?
Hi Carolina, as you probably know by now I spent the first 10 years of my life in Heaton Street - here's my 2pnth for what it's worth, as far as Heaton St is concerned the properties on the opposite side of the road to that on which was the rear entrance to Icknield St School were all 3 story houses with back to backs behind (there were some exceptions like the odd shop and an off-licence, which was happy to serve me at my age of 5 , I took an empty bottle, they filled it and put a paper seal around the stopper so that any unauthorised extraction would be evidenced) that being the case the houses that front the road had a rear entry (gave access to their rear yard and to the back to backs), each side of the entry was a front room window (if you were posh you could I suppose call it the lounge) and then next to that was the front door this was a key feature of the road; as I have indicated before the other side of the road was a different style of house (they may even have had bay windows) and the occupiers were generally better off. In the photograph under scrutiny the house appears to front a road, which means it's not a back to back but fails to me the criteria for a house fronting Heaton St. itself.Someone has said recently that it is in fact Manchester and not Birmingham. Anyone any ideas?