After the war, Val’s family moved from Tavistock Avenue into a new house in Holyrood Crescent, number 7. She has clear memories of the Cottonmill and St Julian’s estates being built and that there was class distinction between them. She remembers, Dr Ingleby on the corner of Holyrood Crescent and many of the names of her neighbours: Keys, Jones, Stratford, Hislop, Goodyear, Bains, Davis, Jago, Lawrence and Ewing. She used to roller skate to the Vest Avenue shops because the roads were so smooth.
Interview date: 29 January 2014. Interviewer: Sandy Norman.