History of 3 Gwydir Street - Percy Cottage

John Robert Bennett, a bricklayer, lived in 3 Gwydir St in 1883 (see Kelly's Directory), in 1892 (see Kelly's Directory) and in 1904 (see Spalding's Directory). By 1913, he is called J. Robert Bennett,senior (see Spalding's Directory) and in 1916, there is John Robert & Sons, builders & contractors (see Kelly's Directory).

Gill Casper emailed me in 2006:

As a child from about 1951 I lived with my parents Ron & Florrie Emmines & my sister Diane at no. 3 Gwyder St, next door but one to the Dean family at No 7. The grandaughter Deirdre & I were great pals. The Poulter family lived at no. 5 between us, they had a son Johnie who was spastic. His mother had to push him about in a large wheel chair. Times must have been very hard for them.

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