Betty Cox was born in Prospect Road in 1931. She and her friend, Winnie Jeffs, born in Fleetville in 1917, talk about what they can recall about the area around Cottonmill Lane. Betty went to St Peter’s school, the carpenter’s workshop on the corner of Cottonmill Lane and Old London Road, and some of the shops around there. They both recall the Cottonmill swimming baths, the allotments and Mr Fenn who ran the kennels in Cottonmill Lane. Winnie also remembers the Durham marchers who passed through St Albans.
Interview date: 26 September 2013. Interviwer: Andrew Johnstone.