And 4 more -first one looking to Mosborough Crescent from the quadrangled play are between this road and Unett St. Next two feature the Boys Brigade from the local Peoples Chapel, the last one includes the moon and Jupiter - yes we could occasionally afford to see the heavens, even in Newtown........ Photos also include those moronically stupid "Please Do Not Play On The Grass" signs that were concreted into every single bit of green stuff to persuade kids the roads were where to play football and ride your bikes........
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Hello Mark,A few photos of Unett Street from the late 1970's (when we used to get snow occasionally....) - I have merged a couple together to give a panoramic view:-
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Thanks for that. Yes they were really awful living conditions, from the pictures I've seen and your description of your family's house. We really are lucky these days. Here in Australia, we live on a large block with a huge garden and a modest house. Lots of windows, lots of birdlife, lots of sunshine.hi sue lots of streets had courtyards and within the courtyard were so many houses...
back means they were back to back houses...meaning the wall of those houses backed onto the wall of the houses on the street..so the houses on the front only had windows looking onto the street (no back doors) and the houses that backed onto those only had windows looking out onto a yard...the entrance to the back houses was down an entry...i was born in my nans back to back house..1 very tiny livining room..1 bedroom an 1 attic...no kitchen just a cooker in the living room at the bottom of the stairs and a small scullery for washing up etc...
i will ask mike to post you a map showing your court 10 house 4
Thanks Lyn. I'mso glad you had great memories. I didn't know my grandmother as she passed away quite young in the 1940s. My 89 year old mother, now in aged care, didn't want to leave her house either. It needed repair and was old but she has brought up her family there. I shed a tear yesterday as I've found out that that house has recently been demolished. I have lots of good memories there.thing is sue housing conditions back then was bad all over the world...we have come a long way since then but i do have to say that most people tried to keep their houses clean and tidy and took a pride in the little they had...and my memories of living at nans are only good ones...she had lived in that house for the best part of 70 years and when the time came in the late 1960s to demolish them she did not want to leave and was never happy where she moved to even though it had all the mods cons