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Preece's Buildings

Preece's Buildings

Preece's Buildings

1930s

"My parents were tenants in Preece's Buildings in the 1930's. Preece's Buildings were in a cul-de-sac between Gardner Street and Regent Street with a narrow entrance in Church Street.

There was a solicitors office, a bakery, approximately ten cottages and two communal wash houses on the left hand side of the lane, and the toilets were opposite the houses and looking on to Regent Street. Cottage No. 12 was at right angles to the other cottages and completed the cul-de-sac, and faced down the lane to Church Street. There were no gardens or bathrooms, so most people used the public baths in North Road. Most of the children attended Central School in Regent Street which also had an entrance in Church Street facing New Road."

A.C. Lambert