Nostalgia: Looking back to a time when children really played

Brookenbee Lane, which had the ominous nickname 'Suicide Lane' at the time

Brookenbee Lane, which had the ominous nickname 'Suicide Lane' at the time

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I KNOW a good many very nice people who live on the Beaumont Estate and in no way would I begrudge them their comfortable houses or their happiness within.

But memory lane is one of life’s highways that all of us at one time or another enjoy a stroll down.

Back in the day, long before the houses were built, back when the fields were put to wheat, swede, spud, flax and sometimes even sheep, our council house at the top end of Wendy Ridge, originally named Windy Ridge but changed because the stormy name put off perspective house buyers, butted directly onto the Southfields.

 

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