It was originally named Ashton Street and many of the houses were occupied by railway workers, a railway company owning the houses.
I recall a Mr Nash who lived near the top backing on to the railway, I think he was an ex railway man. We would climb on to the rallee from the back entry, if he saw us he'd be out chasing us. We would cross over the bridge and go down into to the tar works, where we had a den. When I think back now, crossing the electric lines
I can recall a lad from Lawler Street being severly burnt on the railway - He had a big bald patch on the side of head from the electric burn
You could set you clock by the men who worked in the rubberworks, they past our back-yard door in Roade Street morning and evening regular as clockwork.
I can still hear the noise of their boots on the flag-stones in the back-entry passing our back-yard
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