Yes, I remember Brassey Street rec. I thought it was a good idea to bury my silver charm bracelet given to me as a bridesmaid gift on Brassey Rec. Of course the next day when I went to dig it up I couldn’t find it. We lived in three different houses on Independent street, number 69 from 1956 to 1962 then we rented the shop on the corner of Independent Terrace, 70a, and lived there for a few years until we moved into number 69 over the road. My Dad had a haulage business which he ran from a warehouse on Independent Terrace. He supplied peeled potatoes and chips to chip shops. We lived next door to the Hunt family, David and Freddy were the children and I think their Mums name was Hilda.
My best friend was Angela Finch, she lived at 71 Independent Street her brother was Malcolm. I used to play a lot on Ilkeston Road rec because my friends Dad was the park keeper, she lived in the house that’s actually within the park on Ilkeston Road.
I don’t Remember the barbers but I remember Thompson’s sweet shop at the top of Edinburgh street. Mrs Thompson made her own ice lollies, when she took the out of the freezer she used to roll them in her hands, I remember the noise it made against her rings on her fingers. There was also a chip shop and a ‘maroon’ coloured shop that used to sell amazing home made toffee apples, it may even be the same shop.
thank you for your comment