The way it once looked |
(photo taken of similar scene)
The late 1940s estates were built by the council soon after the war and it gave homes to families from the local area, and beyond.
This was the start of the baby boom when husbands, returning home from the war and re-joining their wives, started to produce families and needed larger
homes. The houses in Oakland Way (and possibly Buckingham Way) were built by German Prisoners of War and you can see that they were using up
the war time supply of bricks - those which had a zig zag patterning on the sides.
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