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Homestead Ave Dooley Drive Estate

Postby John L » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:37 pm

anyone know when this estate was built
Many thanks
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Re: Homestead Ave Dooley Drive Estate

Postby Bootlelass-expat » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:07 pm

Hello John.

I am pretty sure it was started in late 40’s. My family got keys to house in Dooley end February 1952. Plaster still wet.

There were houses still being built.The road surface had not been paved, and no pavements when we moved in beginning of March.

Much of the estate had been built and houses occupied by the time we moved in.

I do remember street party for Coronation in June 1953 and Dooley seem completely occupied by then.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Homestead Ave Dooley Drive Estate

Postby Bootlelass-expat » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:11 pm

John L.

I have just remembered there is a photograph on this site, posted by Rivermersey (I think), that shows Dunningsbridge Rd and the Copy Lane junction/island about the time the estate was started.

Hope you can find it.

Sorry I don’t know how to.

There is also a facebook page “Memories of Copy Lane Estate”.

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Re: Homestead Ave Dooley Drive Estate

Postby Invicta » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:56 pm

I went to school WB with lads from up that way, Billy Bjelland I remember. :wink: Ken
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Re: Homestead Ave Dooley Drive Estate

Postby Bootlelass-expat » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:39 pm

Ken, Sadly Billy Bjelland has died. So did his brother John. Only Leslie left out of the 3 brothers.
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Re: Homestead Ave Dooley Drive Estate

Postby Invicta » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:51 pm

I think I had heard that, regrettably. Was Les the jockey? K
I remember his Dad singing Yiddisha Momma at the OR Legion, had them in tears. :D Ken
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Re: Homestead Ave Dooley Drive Estate

Postby fatboyjoe90 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:27 am

John Bjelland used work on the black stuff, and drank in the Salt Box.
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