Phil while I was trying to find a track with Cat/Pussy/Kitten/Moggy/Tiddles in the title combined with finding out names of Old Roan estates, I came across ttis interesting little piece.
My mum and dad were the first people in the Old Roan estate in 1936, living in 18 Bradfield Ave. The cost of the house? It was a through room, and cost £425! The houses with a front and a rear room cost £450! And if you were very well off, then you might have been able to afford one of the houses on Ormskirk Road, at a cost of £475.00, wow! All the houses on the Old Roan were built by Sammy Bleasedale, and he gave all the houses on the left of Altway, from Bradfield Ave to Winchester Ave, to his wife, and she rented them out. She was later killed in the Henderson's fire in Church Street, Liverpool in the early 1960s. Their son Colin Bleasedale formed the Sefton Building Co. and this was sited on the land were the Old Roan British Legion is today, the Legion being a large tin hut on the site of B&Q. The only shops at the Old Roan were the ones on the service road alongside Ormskirk Road. Where the other shops are now were part of Martlands Farm! I can remember walking through fields to go to school at Aintree Davenhill, newly built, when I was 5 in 1953. Anyone else with any memories?
A memory shared by Barry Mounsey on Mar 3rd, 2009.
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