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31 of 38  Wed 6th Feb 2013 4:28pm  
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On 6th Feb 2013 3:20pm, Foxcote said: Court 11, Gosford Street
That building had gone by 1960, leaving just a row of cottages behind Lindon's grocery stall. Mr Lindon had gone too and I think his widow who took over the business lived in one of the cottages. The space to the right of the grocer's stall was replaced with an advertising hoarding behind which Mrs Lindon used to dump her old grocery boxes.
On 6th Feb 2013 3:20pm, Foxcote said: Gosford Street, showing Old Malt House Buidling
That particular building was removed early in the 20th century as it created a bottleneck for traffic and the neighbouring street frontage completely remodelled. For a long time I mistook it for the New Inn which stuck out from the rest of Gosford Street in a similar manner.
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scrutiny
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32 of 38  Wed 6th Feb 2013 4:32pm  
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I can honestly say, until this topic ran a bit I never knew the difference between a "court" and the "back-to-back", both similar but the court being smaller. Is there a name for the court yard that the back-to-back houses had? The houses were in separate streets with a brick court yard and shared toilet blocks because these are my recollection in memory? I just thought I would add, the people who I knew took pride in keeping the toilet block clean, always a supply of the Daily Mirror, cut into squares, hanging on string and ready to use. Unlike China. They had a roller towel, in a loop, where you had to find a clean part that had not been used. This is where I found what a handkerchief is really for!!!!!! Big grin
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Foxcote
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33 of 38  Wed 6th Feb 2013 5:17pm  
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This one has an alley leading that says 'White Friars Lane' and there appears to be a plaque on the property to the left on the second floor? Gosford Street, Nos. 111-112
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Foxcote
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34 of 38  Wed 6th Feb 2013 5:20pm  
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This one is supposed to be the 'timbered doorway' to the New Inn. Doorway to the New Inn
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dutchman
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35 of 38  Wed 6th Feb 2013 5:40pm  
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On 6th Feb 2013 5:17pm, Foxcote said: This one has an alley leading that says 'White Friars Lane' and there appears to be a plaque on the property to the left on the second floor? Gosford Street, Nos. 111-112
Yes, it was Court No 40. All three Tudor buildings in the picture were knocked down circa 1958 to make way for a version of the ring road was then suddenly abandoned. The space was then occupied by temporary buildings with a gap left for pedestrian-only access to Whitefriars Lane.
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dutchman
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36 of 38  Wed 6th Feb 2013 5:44pm  
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On 6th Feb 2013 5:20pm, Foxcote said: This one is supposed to be the 'timbered doorway' to the New Inn. Doorway to the New Inn
That's a view from the backyard of the archway through which freight wagons used to pass. The pubs in Gosford Street were especially attractive to freight wagon drivers and often had stables in the yard.
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Foxcote
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37 of 38  Thu 7th Feb 2013 9:13am  
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Thanks for all the details regarding the photos, Dutchman. On the 1911 census, I can see all the Courts and the numbering. I found a public house at the opposite end to the 'Mermaid', it was called 'The Newborn'. I wondered whether it was shortened to the 'New Inn'? Or is it a different pub?
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dutchman
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38 of 38  Thu 7th Feb 2013 2:44pm  
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I've not come across it before Foxcote but census returns are notorious for getting names wrong.
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