Two views taken at the bottom of Pump Hollow, Forest Town. The top one is when it was just a country lane with two cottages and allotments at the far side of the road. In 1911 Thomas Stubbins (29), his wife Rosa Alice (26) and children James Francis(5) and Irene Elsie (3) lived in one of the cottages. Thomas was a ‘domestic gardener’. In the other cottage lived Joseph Crooks (40) a farm labourer, his wife Mary Jane (43) and their six children: Ernest William (15), Benjiman [sic] Joseph, (12), Clare Winifred (10), Florence Mary (6), Frances E___ (2), Doris Kathleen (under 1 year).
At a date unknown the cottages were demolished, more houses were gradually built and the quite country lane became a busy road. Since the second photo was taken in 1995 even more changes have been made to this road and verges.