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Whitty

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« Reply #3905 on: June 06, 2019, 04:43:21 PM »
Phil , there s no arches behind the houses they backed straight onto rail line
The height of the bridge no embankment the arches started the other side by the school
As you say running through to Lawley St . Beinng the Co -op dairy Horse stables
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« Reply #3906 on: June 06, 2019, 05:14:20 PM »
Yes Whitty you are right there was no viaduct at this point, but there was an embankment with a high retaining wall (see first photo) the houses in the terrace that was last to go were the ones on the map on the right up against the wall. I knew somebody who lived in one of them.



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« Reply #3907 on: June 06, 2019, 05:37:42 PM »
The whole of St Vincent's playground was the result of bomb damage
Apart from the five houses shown
We had a massive bonfire there one year the house in Erskine St
The opposite side of the Adelaide Terrace near Scott St
was the home of the Harpers
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« Reply #3908 on: July 22, 2019, 03:09:23 PM »
A view of Johnson Street looking down toward Trevor Street it looks to be in the early to mid 1960's.
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« Reply #3909 on: September 25, 2019, 08:57:02 PM »
Hi I have just found this thread and have sent it on to my Dad as he used to live in Erskine Street in the 1930/40’s. No 55 I think.


His family name is Bullock and his dad was a Railway Inspector.  Does anyone remember them or have any old photos of where he lived?




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« Reply #3910 on: September 25, 2019, 09:36:00 PM »
Hi Jdb


Are you sure it was number 55 as number 55 was the Midland Tavern.
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« Reply #3911 on: September 25, 2019, 09:39:07 PM »
Yes the Bullocks lived at the last or the last but one at the bottom of the street
By the Railway sidings and the river Rey George Bullock who is know Steve Bullock
We communicated on this site short time ago I would suggest that you back track
Unless your Dad is Steve Bullock good luck
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« Reply #3912 on: September 25, 2019, 09:44:48 PM »
Phil, passed the Midland pub next was a railway repair yard for horse drawn carts
  then after that was 2 houses the bullocks lived in 1 of these
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« Reply #3913 on: September 25, 2019, 09:49:04 PM »
Hi Thank you so much for your replies. I have just check and it was 69 not 55 Erskine Street and yes my Dad is Steve Bullock and grandparents George and Charlotte (Lottie). I remember the house when I was very young but have no photos. I remember the train tracks and used to love the River Rea. I vividly remember the day I threw my grandma’s gong into it thinking it would float. Needless to say I got a telling off.
I will read this thread with interest.
 

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« Reply #3914 on: September 25, 2019, 09:55:33 PM »
Hi J D B , One of my sisters was friends with Barbara Bullock
I think it was my sister Iris who is no longer with us
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« Reply #3915 on: September 25, 2019, 10:34:23 PM »
Hi Jdb,What year are you talking about.Lived in Inkerman St till 1949.But seem to remember the name Bullock.Used to play in the Rea a lot.