John continues his reminiscences of walking down Cottonmill Lane in the 1940s and 1950s. he walks over the river and past the allotments, which were always flooded in the winter. His father had an allotment and would send John to the river to collect water. He remembers the horses in the fields belonging to Sheppards the bakers, the stables, Sportsman’s Hall, Pearce’s scrapyard’ the trains to Hatfield and how the lane used to look before it was reshaped at the bridge.
Interview date: 13 January 2011. Interviewer: Sandy Norman.