Duke Street, Mansfield
My wife, Christine was born and lived at No.35 Duke Street, Mansfield. Her family consisted of: Dad, Matt Hudson – Steam train driver ….. Mum, Winnie / Ellen Hudson – housewife, who worked at Royce and Kath Warmbys chip shop and Bulls Head pub. Eldest daughter Marlene, who married Glyn Townsend. Eldest son Matt, who married Sue. Christine, who married me. Youngest son Johnny, who married Ruth.
Roughly halfway along the street was a general store run by Walt Smith, who had a daughter, Angela and a son Mick. The shop was later taken over by Sheila and Frank Groves.
Other residents of the street were: Mrs Brown whose son Frank lived next door to her, Pete Morley, Rita and Bob Searle, Mr and Mrs Green,the Drake family, Mr and Mrs Marriott,who had 2 sons, and also the Hickton family.
I wonder if anyone can remember any of the people who lived on Duke Street between the early 1940s to mid 1970s when it was demolished to make way for the inner ring road?
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