Funny how one thread gets you remembering other things. I've been reading the Breck Road thread and had a memory from I guess around 1977 - 78 when a bit of heathland near to there (possibly between Station Road and Breck Road?) was taken over by the developers and houses were built on it.
Two questions - can anyone remember exactly where this was/is; and what was the name of that bit of land before it was 'developed'?
I was at school (Somerville Middle) at the time and had a few friends who lived near there and who were incensed by the thought of the land being built on - I remember serious conversations about petitions and sit-ins; how idealistic we could be aged 12 or 13!
What a fantastic works club. Went to my ucles wedding do there 1965.
Went to watch my uncle play football there in the 50's. Couldn't believe it when we got free pork pies etc after the game. Well we were poor and times were hard. You youngsters have never had it so good!
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was this where there is or was a lodge or something on Breck road and you went up a steep winding driveway to a mansion that may have been Spillers club and I think 1 or 2 pitches Played football there poss 1960s