This is my mom Joan Lloyd (nee Anderson) and her cousin Kathleen Lane (nee Smith) in my mom’s grandparents garden at 7, Jordan Place, Bradley.
This is my mom Joan Lloyd (nee Anderson) and her cousin Kathleen Lane (nee Smith) in my mom’s grandparents garden at 7, Jordan Place, Bradley. My mom is on the left and Kathleen on the right. This place was very important to my mom as she went there daily at lunchtime from primary school, as the school, St.Martin’s Primary was just 5 minutes away.
This is my mom with friends at her 9th birthday party they are standing at the front of the bungalow she lived in, in Bradley. Pictured here are- back row – Mavis Jones, Joan Lloyd (nee Anderson), Kathleen Smith (nee Lane), Marjorie Anderson with Keith Anderson. Front row – Carolyn Titley, Pamela Titley, Carol Round and Valerie Lloyd.
Her grandma, Sarah Hubbard was an excellent cook, she trained at Port Sunlight in Liverpool and had spent time as a house servant in London during the early 1900s. She ate her lunch there with Sarah, along with Sarah’s sister, Mary Smith (Kathleen’s grandma) who also lived there. She recalls the spire of St Martin’s Church (seen in the background) dominated the view from the kitchen window and the brass letters and hands of the clock were mesmerising and reminded her when it was time to return to school. Her grandad, Herbert (Bert) Hubbard was a keen gardener. She recollects that “it was a long garden, there was a summerhouse, a big apple tree, two small lawns and rows of vegetables.”
Sarah and Bert moved to Jordan Place following the end of the First World War. They were modern Council houses built for soldiers and their families after the First World War, which Bert served in. My mom remembers “The front door was on the side and there was long, dark hall, a big kitchen with a built in brick boiler to wash clothes. They would boil up the sheets here, not in brewhouses in the back garden like some of the older houses. There was a downstairs toilet and the bathroom with a bath and wash basin was upstairs.”