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52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History – Grandparents’ House

My maternal grandparents lived in a village called Goldenhill, in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. They originally lived in what my mother called “the little house” on Albert Street. Then in 1936 the Church Army built a road of new houses backing onto the churchyard.

Opening of Wilson Way houses, 1936

Opening of Wilson Way houses, 1936

There are several Church and civic dignitaries here, with (presumably) the new tenants standing behind them.

If you are searching in vain for a street in the village, many names were changed in the 1950s. My mother always referred to Elgood Lane as Church Lane, because that’s what she’d always known it as. You can see a list of the changes on the potteries.org website.

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  1. I live in wilson way , and im trying to find out some history on the houses, I have been told that they were used as army barracks during WW2? could this be true?

    Posted by Hayley'spooky Kelly | November 7, 2012, 2:17 pm

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