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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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Name:
Susan Forster-Burdett nee Gill

Comment:
My parents Anne and Dennis Gill moved into 50 Ganton View in 1948. I was born in 1049, my sister in 1955. We moved away in August 1960.At NO 48 I think lived Lani and Jim with their daughter Jennifer. NO 46 is a blank but Mrs Wood (or Woods) lived at NO 44 which was next to the yard with 2 toilets and the dustbins. The Gibson's lived opposite us at NO 49 with the Kenny's and their three daughters Mary, Maureen and Anne at NO 47. The Wrights lived at NO 51 with their two sons and the Hayton's lived opposite at no 52. I think it is their car in the photo. They had several daughter and one son, Brian. There were lots of children and we played great street games such as Hide and Seek, Hot Rice (a ball game) What Time is it Mr Wolf and Please Mr Boatman May I Cross Your Golden River and of course hopscotch, skipping games, whip and top and hoola hooping. Most of the children went to Quarry Mount School. I was taught by Miss Brown who taught my Dad. My other teachers were Mrs Moore, Miss Holmes, Mrs Wimster, Miss Olga, Mrs Bateson and in the Annex, Mrs Kirk and Miss Sproston.The Head was Miss Lang then Mrs Heckingbottom. I have some good memories. Bonfire Night was magical and Christmas great fun but the houses were hard work for the mums in particular. We had a bath in the attic that was open to the stairs. Mum washed in a set pot in the cellar and if the wind was in the wrong direction the fire under the copper, which she had to fill by hand, would not light. The clothes had to be put through a mangle and hung between the houses. If the coal lorry came into the street the women had to rush out and hold up their lines with the props so the clean washing didn't catch on the coal lorry which it sometimes did. Then the women had to start the wash all over again.The front steps had to be donkey stoned and the toilets cleaned no matter the weather. There were no fridges just a meat safe in the cellar and the only heating was coal fires. Children were never allowed to play out on Sunday as it was the working man's day of rest but we might get a walk on the Ridge or in Hyde Park. Ganton View has been pulled down but Quarry Mount School is still a school and many of the terraces are still around.

Date:
23-Nov-2015

Email:
forster@dburdett.fsworld.co.uk

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Name:
Samantha Harrison

Comment:
My Mum Jennifer and Nana Lannie and grandad Jim lived at number 48 Ganton View. Mum and Nana are both still alive - My Nan is now 95, but my Grandad died in 1977. I still hear about all the happy memories they both have of living here even though it sounds tough to us 'youngsters' these days!

Date:
01-Dec-2015

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