I have very fond memories of growing up as a kid in The Avenue. I was always playing out on the green at the bottom, by the shops, with all the other kids from the neighbourhood. I lived at number 24, just up the road from the shops. During my time there I saw so many changes. Even though I was young I can still remember Alex the greengrocer, Marilyn who used to own the convenience store and Margaret who owned it afterwards, Brian and Rena with the post office/ sweet shop- it’s a shame they all got sold and turned into Nisa.
Summer fair on the green
Does anyone remember Pat who used to work in the sweet shop? I think my fondest memory of the Avenue is my dog Elsa- she used to take herself off for walks. I can remember her being chased by the dog catcher on several occasions. She was well known by many people in the neighbourhood. The Avenue used to have such an amazing family community feel to it, especially when the church had its summer fair on the green. It’s a shame that it’s all changed.
Do you remember?
Did you once live around The Avenue? Do you remember the shops? Maybe you live there now? If you can share your memories or views with us, please leave a comment below.