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More than 30 years ago I spent the summer living in the upstairs flat here. It was a barber's shop back then too, but rather more down market. We had to wade through piles of hair in the back room to climb the stairs to our flat which was infested with mice. All the walls had been painted black by the disgruntled former tenants. The shower was in the kitchen and directly overlooked the car park at the back - there was no shower curtain.

 

I can't remember a better summer.  I shared the flat with my future wife and her brother.  I found a career in social work. Our sound track for the summer was Ian Drury's 'New Boots and Panties'

past times

 

More than 30 years ago I spent the summer living in the upstairs flat here. It was a barber's shop back then too, but rather more down market. We had to wade through piles of hair in the back room to climb the stairs to our flat which was infested with mice. All the walls had been painted black by the disgruntled former tenants. The shower was in the kitchen and directly overlooked the car park at the back - there was no shower curtain.

 

I can't remember a better summer.  I shared the flat with my future wife and her brother.  I found a career in social work. Our sound track for the summer was Ian Drury's 'New Boots and Panties'

comments (6)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Aug 2014, 06:50
Ahh - memories Paul!
The first homes are always the ones we remember most. We are spoilt nowadays with en-suites etc. The house is looking very smart now.
I bet you'd love to go up and have a look round now Paul, or would that spoil the memory.
Nice bit of nostalgia....Ian Drury....much underrated
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 1 Aug 2014, 16:48
It sounds as if the challenges of living here did not affect your feelings for the place Paul.
Nice shot,and story, Paul. I revisited all the places I had lived as a kid once,everywhere seemed much smaller than I remembered...

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