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Sunbeam Avenue, number 11

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Sunbeam Avenue, number 11
Description:
c1920s-1930s. View of number 11 Sunbeam Avenue, a red brick, back-to-back home, one of a pair of houses flanked by yards with outside toilets in an otherwise terraced street. Sunbeam Avenue was situated off Greenmount Street. Albert Davies is standing on the pavement in front of his home and a woman is looking out from behind the draught curtain hanging in the doorway. Albert Davies is listed as an Iron Turner in the Kelly's Directory of Leeds for 1927. Image courtesy of Ron Davies.

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Name:
Ron Davies

Comment:
This is my grandfather, the woman in the doorway is possibly my grandmother Sarah Davies. They were married in September 1899 at Hunslet Parish Church. At that time Albert lived at 16 Arthington Terrace, and Sarah at 1 Ely Place, both addresses being in Hunslet Carr. They moved to 25 Sissons Crescent, Middleton, in 1936 and to 59 Middleton Park Road in 1938. I never knew my grandfather he died when I was very young in the early 1940s. In 1947 my grandmother moved to 66 Cardinal Road, this has now been given a new name and a facelift and, I think is now called Cardinal Court.

Date:
01-Mar-2010

Email:
rondavies66@googlemail.com

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Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
It's funny how things drift away from one's memory. The 'door- curtain' shown here reminds me that just about everyone had them hanging behind their outside doors. This one looks as if it is positioned so that it keeps the cold air from the scullery, as well as from outside, from finding its way into the living-room. Because we all had coal fires, draughts were a major problem; especially in winter. The fire needed air, and that was drawn in from outside, via doors, windows and air-grates. 'Through- houses' would often have curtains or screens at internal doors, as well. Another advantage of the door-curtain was that in summer (as it appears to be here), one could have the outside door wide open without the fear of people gawping in from outside.

Date:
04-Mar-2010

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
Ruth Houseman

Comment:
My Great Grandparents Frederick George Houseman and Sarah Ann Button where married May 18th 1891 and 19 sunbeam Avenue was thier first home. My Granddad was born here too in 1892.

Date:
05-Mar-2010

Email:
Ruthie48@hotmail.com

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