The 1958 house Pt 3

Hello again. We bought the house and duly moved in.The roof has been replaced and we are tidying and improving the garden and thinking of ways to update the interior without undoing the character of the place. In fact I want to keep every remaining original feature, but this is considered a bit unrealistic by […]

The 1958 house pt 2

It seems to be nearly ours. A few more weeks of legal stuff. I have cold feet as well as hot flushes of excitement – how absurd at my age? I’ve always lived in the inner city (bar one year) so will I feel uncomfortable in a suburb so outer that one can see horses, […]

The bomb site

The 1958 house (see earlier post) is built in the former garden of a very large Victorian house, and appears to include some remains of a wartime air-raid shelter within its foundations. While most domestic air-raid shelters were a fairly modest affairs, often made of a few sections of heavy corrugated iron bolted together and […]