Joyce Warriner and family lived with her grandmother Ada Warriner at 35 Bilton Street from 1948 to 1950. The family moved when Joyce was two, to a house in Tang Hall, because of overcrowding. Joyce remembers returning to visit her other granny at 24 Bilton Street:
We used to come back and visit, it was the only house in the street with double gates, it had a yard with an airraid shelter in it, it had a front room middle room and kitchen, the stairs were through a door in the middle room, the Nolan family lived there
Thanks to Joyce for completing our questionnaire about living in Layerthorpe.
Rose E Senior lived at 23 Bilton Street. Andi Brigham sent us Rose’s memories:
Mum attended Bilton Street school which was across the road from where she lived … she said that she had to walk through pumpers alley to get to school, she remembers that all the children had to have a sleep in the afternoon for about an hour, they would sleep on the floor in the school.