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Edwin Place

Edwin Place

Edwin Place

1935

"I lived at No 4 Edwin Place from the age of one to sixteen when we had to move because of redevelopment. There was my mother, father and sister who was 13 years older than me. Edwin Place was a pretty little street, our house had two bedrooms, parlour, kitchen and an outside WC. There was no bathroom and no hot water, only a cold tap and a copper for washing. We used to go and collect cardboard to light the fire under the copper, sometimes we went to Eversheds the candle factory to get this. To have a bath we had to heat the water and pour it into a metal bath in front of the fire. We had a range in the kitchen, which mother used to cook on and this kept the room warm as well. There was an open fire in the parlour and one in the front bedroom, there was no fire in the back bedroom. The staircase to the bedrooms was very dark because there was no window, but we had gas lights in all the rooms both downstairs and upstairs."

Gladys Amelia Jane Stenning