George Peck, who was 100 years old in 2010, grew up in
Stafford Street, and remembered a world that is long gone and has
changed beyond recognition.
Sadly George died in March 2012, and will be greatly missed..
That part of the town has been
extensively redeveloped, most of the buildings that were there when
George was young, have disappeared.
None of the original houses
remain and the two principal churches were demolished when the ring
road was built.
This is a fascinating account of how life used to be, and much of what
George remembered will seem strange to younger generations. This is
George's second article on the website. George Peck's Memories of Sunbeamland is also in the Articles section.
A map of the area.
George's story is contained in the following sections: