My Childhood Northumberland Heath - a Memory of Northumberland Heath.
My family lived in Emes Road quite near to the Heath and I went to Brook Street school. Like all the other people who have shared their memories I also remember that time with great fondness. All the shops on the Heath and the people who worked in them were so different to the shopping experience of today. They were like family friends The Corner shop Nunns the butchers, Marshells, Ecotts ( which became the spar ) Walkers newsagents, Bells flower shop and Muriel modes the very posh dress shop and of course I must not forget Wellingtons - my mother went to school with two of the Wellington brothers. As a catholic family we went to the monastery in Carlton Road for mass every Sunday and played in the woods behind the church. I also remember Birch Walk and the sand pits, a place we were not allowed to go but of course we did because that was where you found the best blackberries. Our dad worked at Fraz
ers and we used to have brilliant Christmas parties at the works and fantastic bonfire nights at the works clubhouse. I had a wonderful childhood and I'm sure it made a great foundation for the whole of my life.
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