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Sandhurst Street

A Memory of Oadby

My grandmother, Dolly Harding lived at number one, Sandhurst Street. I was brought up at Davenport Avenue. At that time, before all the new houses were built around Foxhunter Drive and Chesnut Avenue, the way to the infant school was down Davenport Avenue, along Iliffe Avenue, across to Cartwright Drive then up the "Black Pad" to Sandhurst Street. The geese in the field it crossed (Chesnut Avenue) were always a threat! I think they belonged to Billy Goddard. Opposite the school, where the car park is now was a (to me) large glass house that sold flowers etc. Nan's house was a tiny end of terrace house which still had a water pump (though not then used) but on the outside of the house there were the remains of a telephone connection which had been put in when the house was used by the Conservatives on election days.

A memory shared by Robert Maddocks , on Aug 9th, 2010.

Comments & feedback

Wed Jul 29th 2015, at 2:11 pm

lpkillick commented:

Robert (Maddocks) I too lived on Davenport Avenue and was born just prior to the bungalows at the top end being built. I used to deliver both evening and Sunday newspapers in Davenport and the surrounding area. Did very well with the Xmas tips, mind you if I was ill my father would deliver the papers, so no one missed their delivery. Linda Killick (nee Purkiss)

Wed Jul 29th 2015, at 6:36 pm

Robert Maddocks commented:

I remember the Purkiss name well !

Tue Oct 13th 2015, at 9:26 pm

lpkillick commented:

Robert. Your surname rings a bell. Are you nearer Brians' age and if so where you at school with him? Brian being the eldest.

Wed Mar 22nd 2017, at 2:59 pm

elainewoodford commented:

I lived in London Road Oadby No155. Born 1941 .Elaine Edlin.

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