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North Street
North Cottage, 1887
"North Cottage, 1887" - No. 55
Mission Hall
The Mission Hall shown in blue 1900

The home of the Claridge family Westward Hotel 1967
Originally North Villa home of Ebenezer Claridge, boot manufacturer. His son Oliver moved here in 1903, and called it 'Westward Ho'
North Street Roll of Honour was erected outside this house
Westward Hotel in 1967
By Willmott Photographic - Courtesy of Clive Wood

The Police Station built in 1900, and the Westward Hotel beyond

Factory and two cottages plaque
Formerly C K Woods factory and two cottages
The plaque to commemorate the opening
Woods Court
The former factory of C K Woods was converted into flats in 1998, and
named Woods Court.

These three pictures were taken
by Greville Watson in 2009


Prospect Terrace plaque Prospect Terrace
Prospect Terrace was built in 1881. Looking down towards Higham Road.


Photos by
Greville Watson, 2009

Nicholson's Garage was taken over in the 1950s by PX Transport who transported Calor Gas.

The offices closed in 1970 but the garage and workshops continued. They finally closed down in the 1990s the land was redeveloped and a Netto Store was built.

The lower part of the road was renamed Peck Way in honour of the Peck family whose business moved to this site


From Higham Road, looking into North Street
Nicholson's Garage left - taken in the 1930s

Peck Court

When Calor Gas closed down in the 1990s the land was redeveloped and a Netto Store was built. (Home Bargains in 2012)

A new road was built to access the store and named Peck Way in honour of the Peck family.

The road extends into a housing development on the land adjoining, which included a pocket park accessed at the top of Crane Close.

In 2018 the development on a small plot of land where Peck Way joins North Street is new flats named 'Peck House'.

Higham Road is seen beyond.


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