Wash Road and Royston Avenue.

These were postcards which I bought when I was about thirteen years old, so that would have been about 1967 when I worked evenings and weekends at Flack’s General Store and Post Office. It was an original Arkrights, literally sold everything, coal, paraffin, chicken feed, fireworks, fruit and veg, meats, cheese, tinned goods, beautiful home cooked ham, plus the Post Office.
It was run by brother and sister Dennis and Elaine Flack. Many of the locals worked there at sometime in their lives.
There is a picture of Wash Road with a man on a bike, I believe that his name was Alf Chesell, you can also see “Flack’s”.  There is another photo facing the opposite direction you can see the “Prince of Wales” (now the Noak Bridge!)
In-between Flack’s and the Prince of Wales was Royston Ave where I spent the first thirty years of my life.
The remaining photos are St Nicholas Church and a view from the same.

Flack's General Store.
Prince of Wales.
Royston Avenue.
St. Nicholas Church.
St. Nicholas Church.
View from St. Nicholas Church.

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  • Hi Ellen, we lived at number 8 “Minalto” had a large May Tree outside.
    I can remember nearly all the nieghbours, remember when the road was adopted by the council and made up with drains and proper surface, all the residents had to pay the council for the privilege!
    Mum died ’82 and Dad ’98 he lived on the Noak Bridge Estate after moving from Royston.
    You should put your Mum and Dad’s photo on here it would be interesting.

    By Andy Willingham (18/04/2020)
  • Hi Andy, your postcards brought back lovely memories especially Royston Avenue.
    My in-laws got married on 7th August 1937 and moved in on their wedding day.
    I have a photo of them standing by their bungalow.
    They lived at number 9, previously Briarnook I believe.
    They lived all their married life there until their deaths, 1992, 1998.
    They grew pretty much all their own fruit and vegetables like most people and raised three sons.

    By Ellen English Nee Burr (17/04/2020)

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