Hello Mike Just found your map of Hurst Street. My grandfather lived there in 1930 with his "fancy woman's" family the Freedman's who had been there since at least 1922. My grandfather was a bit of a lad! Anyway, they lived at Court 9, and despite enlarging it, I can't identify where on this map this was, and I wonder if you know? With many thanks and hoping to hear from you. CaroleIt was the same one as the drill hall / barracks. No 19 Thorpe St was on the northern side, the same side as the drill hall on the map below. No 27 was the pub on the corner (The White Lion) and the numbers ran downwards approximately consecutively to the right, so it was probably the next or the next but one to the drill hall on the same side as the pub.
Yes Mike, thanks it was Thorp Street. I was burning the midnight oil again when I wrote that and got in a muddle! I think they must have lived close to where the Back to Backs is now? The 1928 and 1930 electoral rolls show that my grandfather James Price was living there with Abraham and Rose Freedman and their daughter Rebecca Silverman. The 1939 Register shows James Price and Rebecca Silverman still living there, by this time Abraham and Rose had died. The 1945 electoral roll shows James and Rebecca living at 127 Trescott Road, Northfield. I wonder if you know if perhaps the houses in Thorp Street were demolished between 1939 and 1945 causing them to move? Many thanks for your reply and for taking the time to look up the electoral roll. Look forward to hearing from you.Carole
Are you sure you mean Hurst St and not Thorpe St, as the electoral rolls for 1922 show Abraham Freedman at 6.court 9 Thorpe St