Rockingham Road, 1960s
Rockingham Road, 1950s
Frog Island, 1940s
If you walk up
Rockingham Road, you will see several new houses on the left hand side. The
cottages after these new houses were known as 'Frog Island', so called
because they stood in an isolated position away from the rest of the village,
before the new houses were built.
Dodd, who lived on Frogs Island in the 1940s says: "Although I didn't
realise it at the time, the general state of repair of the cottages must have
left something to be desired. Lying in bed one night I was woken by a tremendous
crash at the top of the stairs. Was it a bomb? After all there was a war on at
the time. It turned out to be that the landing ceiling had fallen down, weakened
by a leak in the roof!"
On Rockingham Road in the centre of the village stood the
Crown Inn public house, and there was also a
butcher's shop. There is also a
bakery listed in Rockingham Road in 1901.
Other buildings/sites of interest are Prospect Place, Brickfield
Manor/cottages and the clothing/shoe factory.