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Whittaker St

Updated December 22, 2016 4:47 PM

September 6, 1873 This morning, at the Borough Court, Thomas Eagles, omnibus driver, living in Whittaker St, was charged with causing an obstruction in Bradshawgate, with an omnibus, on the 26th Aug. Mr Hinnell, Town Clerk, prosecuted, and explained that until recently omnibuses had been allowed to stop in Bradshawgate for some considerable time, but as they had created obstructions in the street, it became objectionable in consequence of the increasing traffic of the town, and the Watch Committee passed a resolution that omnibuses should not be allowed to stand for taking up passengers except at the Clarence Yard or on the Town Hall Square. Mr Holden, who was principally concerned in the omnibus traffic, objected to the regulation, and after an interview with the Watch Committee the latter altered their order so as to permit omnibuses to stand at the west end of Churchgate, Mr Holden undertaking that his omnibuses should not stop any longer in Bradshawgate than was necessary to take up or set down passengers. Mr Hinnell said that on the 26th Aug. defendant stopped his 'bus in Bradshawgate opposite the Black Bull Inn, and left it standing ten minutes of which time there was no person either getting in or out of the 'bus.- Defendant was fined 2s 6d and costs, or seven days' imprisonment.

I remember when the ice cream van came down the street, ringing the old tunes, I ran to my mam for some money for a 99 so I could get there before the queue built up, then walking back home slow as possible so as not to drop any. Sometimes someone dropped theirs and before it hit the floor, the tears were running accompanied with the usual screaming. Other memories were of being sent to the shop on the corner of Grecian St and Grecian crescent about 10 minutes before Corrie came on, to get two packets of crisp for mam and I either got myself a Lucky Bag or those crackers with cheese and onion that came in little packets. Other memories include the bin men coming down the backs, the way they looked, they could frighten a police horse to death. I don't really remember many cars being parked in the street in the early to middle 60s, I know my dad parked his on a bit of spare land where a house used to be on Snipe St , so our street (Whittaker St ) was usually our football pitch or cricket ground. I remember dad one morning opened the door and a snow drift covered the doorway up to about halfway up, it later became a snow man of course, it seemed so cold in those days, I'll always remember the overcoat on my bed for added warmth.
David Dixon site author Class of 1966

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