Monday, 11 June 2012

34, North Road

This postcard picture has come from contributor Derek Gorham.
The view is of North Road adjacent to the Alms Houses and it's iron railing and gate post.
The thatched cottage is number 34 North Road, it stood where North Farm Court now stands.
The date is believed to be about 1910
courtesy Derek Gorham

The picture below shows the Almshouses and LittleCroft and the cottage beyond.
The children in both pictures are l -r  Eddie Green, Emma May Merriott, Olive Cooper, holding Bessie Oram.

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Modern view of North Road and the Almshouses


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The same cottage from the north viewed looking south in about 1930

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Modern view looking south


The cottage at 34 North Road was the home of the Merriott family who were  shown in earlier post in reference to Penstone House, where Lucy Merriott. the woman seated, was Nurse to the Hall family children
courtesy Ted White

The cottage was demolished in 1935, Michael Warr, the grandson of Lucy Merriott who still lives in Lancing remembers witnessing the demolition with some sadness. At that time he attended the village school a few yards further down the road.

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