Hobmoor road seems to have come into existence between 1868 and 1872, as can be seen from this extract from the 1872 directory for the same length of road. The laurels seem to be in about the same place.
Hi, do you recall someone who worked at Bennetts Butcher Shop and often drank at the Custard House?Hi David,
We were there at the same time!, I lived off the Hobmoor Road (Fosbrooke Road) between 1953-1965.
I always used the Custard House and played snooker there 3 times a week, me and my mate Jimmy Cooke used to go out with the gaffers daughters, but sadly he had a heart attack one
Sunday morning and died, we never saw them again.
Small world eh.