We recently received these charming pictures from David Hamilton showing himself and his brother outside the house they lived in in Newton. What a pair of cheeky chappies !
Over to David.....
"We lived at 138 Bennett Street, I've enclosed some photos of myself and my younger brother taken there in the mid 60's.
It is on the corner of Bredbury Street, it was only 25 metres from our gate to the school gate at Flowery Field !
I found a photo of the same location, taken in 2012, on Daniel Demain's Flickr site".
In the same row as 75 Bennett Street, about half way along, I remember there used to be a sweet shop, and at the far end, next to the railway bridge, was a hardware shop called Braddocks, if I remember rightly.
I've just been looking on Google maps. and it's still there. It doesn't look to have changed in the last 40 plus years !
It still has the pink paraffin stickers in the window !
Many thanks to David for sharing and also to Daniel Demain for his Flickr photo. :)