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Ganton View, looking south-west


Ganton View, looking south-west
Description:
1970. Looking south-west along Ganton View. In the centre a break in the terrace at the corner of the street makes way for railings above a stone retaining wall which separates the road from Johnston Street below. On the left are no.54 and 52 Ganton View, with nos.50 and 48 following on around the corner; no.51 is on the right

User Comments:

Name:
Edward Emmerson

Comment:
My Grandparent the Lockwoods lived at No 50 until 1948.

Date:
09-May-2014

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Name:
Steve Smith

Comment:
My family lived in 51 Ganton View from December 1959 until 1977 when my Aunt took over tenancy of 61. My mother died in 51 in February 1976 I had left home in December 1971 and my father lived there until he moved out in 1977. These houses were back to back and next to 53 was our joint yard which contained our bins and a toilet which 51 and 53 shared. There were rows of two ad four terraced houses and two houses had to share a yard. in the late 60's early 70's the houses were 'improved' by installing a bathroom in a small bedroom and replacing the skylight with a dormer in the attic. The basements had a cellar and a coal cellar with a grating on the outside wall level with the path. Prior to improvements the bath was i the kitchen and had a board over it for use as a preparation surface

Date:
25-Oct-2014

Email:
stephen.smith2017@tlworld.com

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Name:
Jacqueline Rhodes

Comment:
I and my new husband lived at No. 50, Ganton View from August,'65,'til March, '67, 3wks prior to emigrating to South Australia. We arrived here back from our honeymoon, having married on August, 7th, '65. That is it to the right of the van. I was 20yrs and he 23yrs. That is correct that the end houses had a converted bedroom into a bathroom, as ours indeed did. There was a second flight of steps leading up to an attic bedroom. The bath had been boxed in and painted a nice yellow colour and wall papered with sea gull wall paper, common at the time. The cellar opened out onto the street below, and I used to leave for work by this door to avoid having to go down the sloping road at the end of the street into Johnston St as it was very slippy in the winter and I'd slipped on it banging my head and having to have two stitches in the back of it. There was a young couple in there when we went to look at it one dark night prior to us getting married. The man said the cellar door entry was handy for putting his bike away. Happy memories, pleased to see this photo. When I had my first visit back in '87, this street had been pulled down although all the others were still there for some reason. A field of parklands was where our street used to be. I knocked on the door of a house to ask what had happened to Ganton View, but he said it had been pulled down years ago. It was still showing on the Ordinance map though. The cobbled streets had been tarmacked over, and a couple of corner shops had gone.

Date:
09-Jul-2015

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