On Monday, and excellent contribution came in to the blog from reader Brian Clenton – and it’s something I feel many will enjoy, and hopefully spark off a few memories.
Brian sent a bunch of pictures from around his father’s butchers shop – Clentons – that used to stand at 9, Linden Road, just up from anchor bridge. The photos capture the shop and the yard opposite it that would now be where the grassed area with the trees on stands today. Many of the shots show the flats and Lindon Drive estate being built, or in a state of newness.
Note the last shot shows a clear view across what was farmland, over the canal to the Warreners arms before the estate was even built.
Brian had this to say about the pictures:
I’ve got a few photographs that might be of interest to you.
My father’s Butchers shop was at 9 Lindon Road and the view across the road towards Halls Farm fields before and during the erection of the flats (Wayne House etc.) the view is over where the foundry used to be, just below the Anchor Bridge.
The old blue lorry was Taylor’s Transport from by the Vigo
Thanks to Brian for an absolutely fascinating contribution – and the scans are particularly well done.
Please, if you have anything to add – comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com. Cheers.