Just a quick note to express my admiration for
an excellent web site - amazing how far afield people write in from.
You may not have known that our back yard at
1a Church Street used to be a public toilet and when we first bought the
house about 10yrs back we had to take out insurance, until such time as
the public toilet was removed from the land registry, as it was still
quite legal for people to use it.
I don't suppose you could use your fine medium
to finally put to rest the issue of what was our house prior to it being
built or what was there prior to it being built. The stories vary from
being an old barn used for storing beer barrels from the Spread to nothing
more than an enclosure with a wall about two foot high. My favourite story
although probably exaggerated is that the building was won in a game of
cards in the Spread and consequently developed. I believe that it was a
gentleman by the name of Chris Taylor who was the benefactor of lady luck,
I couldn't possibly comment on whether the builders spent most of their
time across the road in 'planning meetings' although many aspects of the
build would indicate some very strange design details!
1a Church Street, Cottingham
26 July 2005
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