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Do you remember a house called ‘The Hollies’ at 1, Heavygate Rd?
We have been contacted by Muriel Hacker, who lives in Australia. Her father, Walter Stocks, built the present house there during the late 1940s / early 1950s. Before he built the house Muriel remembers the land as a bomb site, with a large stone archway still visible. The original stone pillars of both gates were still there until recently, possibly still today. The house was just above the Hollies petrol station on Springvale Rd, which Walter ran for some years.
She’d love to know about the original house which was bombed in the Second World War.
Please comment or contact us if you know anything about the house at 1, Heavygate Rd that was bombed.
Kevin Bamford has supplied this photo, taken c.1910.