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rikinDorset
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 21 Apr 2010 :  21:53:32  Show Profile
my mum originally came from Ware and lived at 83 Cromwell road until she joined the WRNS in 1940.
does this address still exist? would like to see the place one day and just walk along that street.
will put another thread up to see if anyone remembers the family,long shot i know as it was a long time ago!

Scottman
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United Kingdom
1831 Posts

Posted - 21 Apr 2010 :  22:45:49  Show Profile
It still exists ! Come see !

Although, thinking about it, I wonder whether it is a pre or post 1940s house .....

Edited by - Scottman on 21 Apr 2010 22:46:57
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rikinDorset
Junior Member

United Kingdom
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Posted - 22 Apr 2010 :  08:28:17  Show Profile
could well be post 1940's but at least i know the address is still there. thank you!
my grandparents address in Bridport where i live not only has gone but from what i can find the whole street has been dug up and completely changed.
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mb1
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 22 Apr 2010 :  09:25:36  Show Profile
There's a mix of houses up there, pre-and post-war. Depends which bit of Cromwell Road exactly.
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jcchappy
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United Kingdom
123 Posts

Posted - 22 Apr 2010 :  10:08:12  Show Profile
You can have a nice "virtual" walk via the Google virtual street view.
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rikinDorset
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 22 Apr 2010 :  10:25:25  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by jcchappy

You can have a nice "virtual" walk via the Google virtual street view.



thats interesting. my computer is too old to work that but may have to try on a friends.
still would like to see it for real.
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Aardvaark
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United Kingdom
233 Posts

Posted - 22 Apr 2010 :  16:01:25  Show Profile
Just a thought - does anyone know if any of the roads in Ware have ever been renumbered? I went looking for my grandparents house in South London and thought it looked rather different from some old photos we had. Turned out it was now number 31 rather than 37 because the local Council had renumbered several roads back in the 1930s.

Might not apply to Cromwell Road but could affect others looking for places elsewhere if anyone remembers it being done in Ware.
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Dusty
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United Kingdom
711 Posts

Posted - 22 Apr 2010 :  17:08:09  Show Profile
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Originally posted by Aardvaark

Just a thought - does anyone know if any of the roads in Ware have ever been renumbered? I went looking for my grandparents house in South London and thought it looked rather different from some old photos we had. Turned out it was now number 31 rather than 37 because the local Council had renumbered several roads back in the 1930s.

Might not apply to Cromwell Road but could affect others looking for places elsewhere if anyone remembers it being done in Ware.



All streets were renumbered in the late 1800s. The original idea for street numbers was 1, 2, 3, etc. down one side until the end of the road was reached (e.g. 156) and then back up the other side (157, 158, etc,). Then somebody realised that it left no numbers for any new houses built at the end of the road so the current system was imposed by law.

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Scottman
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Posted - 22 Apr 2010 :  17:34:42  Show Profile
Cut and paste this into your browser :

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?rlz=1T4TSEH_en___GB358&q=83+cromwell+road+ware&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=83+Cromwell+Rd,+Ware+SG12+7&gl=uk&ei=7njQS-69MdygOI6LzdkP&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CAcQ8gEwAA

Click on the pinpoint and it should bring up a picture of the street and you can click into Google street view which will show you what it looks like.

Some of these houses were refaced with new brickwork about fifteen years ago - replacing old and perished concrete panels. So I think the houses may indeed be the originals - its not an old Ware road so I doubt if houses have been demolished and newly built and numbered.
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ajw
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United Kingdom
374 Posts

Posted - 23 Apr 2010 :  22:01:41  Show Profile
When I was young It used to be Corn Fields over there, there where no houses beyond No 25 on the left hand side, and No 20 on the right going up from Musley Lane.I lived in Garland Road untill I was eight then moved to Musley Lane,

They started to build on those fields in the 1950s, my wife and I bought our first House after we got Married in Barley Ponds Road in 1956, In case you dont know B Ps is a turning of Cozens Road and Lower Clabdens
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