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by Alan Possee 24 November 2016

When I lived at 11 Regent Hill (long since demolished & replaced by council offices) during the war years, I remember my father saying that some sort of anti aircraft gun was mounted on the roof of the Wades building at the bottom of the hill on the left. It may not of been Wades at the time, but it was always known as Wades in later years. I cannot believe a shop roof, or any roof would be strong enough to support a gun of this type. My question is, is this some sort of fairy tale just to impress a very young boy, or could it have been true?

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