A few more photos of ‘Number 55’ – 28th June 2013
Since I added my original post about the demolition of my grandparents’ house, a few more photos of the place have come to light.
Some of them were found in an old photo album recently and the majority are kindly supplied by my Auntie Eileen – the same person who tried to feed me peanut butter! I’m grateful for her allowing me to use them on here.
We begin with a few photos from the building of 55 Cookham Road, which were taken during 1955. Most of these were kindly scanned in by my nephew, Hugh.
We now move on to 1977 and a celebratory tea with the cousins on the loggia at the back of the house, with photos from Auntie Eileen.
1983 saw another visit from the Canadian cousins and another excuse for group photos. This was also the memorable occasion when five of us slept outside in the tent and told ghost stories late into the evening!
Incredibly, it was thirty years ago this year and ended up being exactly halfway through the life of the old house!
Again, these photos are from Auntie Eileen.
Finally a few shots of the house in 2010, just after my Grandma had passed away, again supplied by Auntie Eileen and taken to remember the house as we all think of it.
It must be fairly rare that one family was involved in building their house, lived in it for 60 years and then oversaw its demolition.
Thankfully, although the house has now gone, the memories will live on.