44 Gower's Walk

1993-6 three-storey Postmodern terraced house in red and stock brick, on site of Webb's Place

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.