Posts By: Sandy Norman

Sportsman’s Hall and Priory Park School- Frances Gordon

Frances Gordon (nee Parsons) shares her memories of living in one of the two cottages, known as Sportsman’s Hall. Sportsman’s Hall was situated on the corner of Cottonmill Lane and Prospect Road.  Frances born 1934 was evacuated from the East End… More about ‘Sportsman’s Hall and Priory Park School- Frances Gordon’»

St Julian’s Estate – Margaret Brown

Margaret recalls that after building the Cottonmill Estate, St Julian’s was built. She said that there was no access to the estate other than by foot because of the cattle bridge in what is now Abbots Avenue. Over the cattle… More about ‘St Julian’s Estate – Margaret Brown’»

Sportsmans Hall and the stables in Cottonmill Lane – Margaret Brown

Margaret Brown continues her memories of Cottonmill Lane. She remembers the stables opposite the Nunnery ruins where horses and hounds were kept which would be where Nunnery Stables is now, She also remembers the man who looked after the horses… More about ‘Sportsmans Hall and the stables in Cottonmill Lane – Margaret Brown’»