Kirk white street, the meadows

By Tina Martin

I lived at 47 kirk white street from about 1959 to 1968.   I lived next to the chip shop.   I attended arkwright street school and remember some of my classmates names as being Diane Marshall, ksren whittington, michael dwayne, paul smith, lorna smith and christopher grocock.   I played on waterway street and queens drive park.   I remember catching the bus on a saturday to go into town to the ABC cinema kids club.    I used to walk to the trent bridge garden by the river trent.   Once I found a stray dog and bought it home.   I asked my mum if I could keep it.   She said no!. I had to take it back and "lose" it.   There were lots of stray dogs in those days unfortunately.    I was so upset.   I loved living on kirk white street.   All those alleyways were like a maze.   Great fun.   Our house had a communal back yard with outside toilets.   Our tin bath hung outside the back door ready for our once a week bath!  My dad used to take me to the cattle market on a saturday.   He bought me 2 white rabbits who used to have great fun running round the back yard.   Its such a shame they pulled it all down because, in my opinion, the community spirit and "soul" went when it was demolished.    Regards   tina martin nee swain

This page was added by Tina Martin on 22/07/2019.

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