The site of Webb's Place, Gower's Walk, in the early 1950s
Contributed by eric on Nov. 2, 2016
Memories of Eric Shorter, b. 1936
As I walked it, ran it, cycled it, the Gower's Walk that I knew in the early 1950s was structured as I now describe. It runs roughly north/south and was cobbled throughout. The eastern side of Gower's Walk consisted roughly of three parts. The middle third consisted of a 6ft fence running for about 60 yards or so which as a child I could not see over. Behind it I thought there was a ‘bomb site’, viewed through holes in the fence, though in later years I came to understand that this was the remains of Webb's Place, whose dwellings had fallen into gross disrepair and were, I think, knocked down.