I expect like me others have noticed houses around the town that don’t match those on either side? Bomb damage from WWII is the cause of many, however here is one that has an interesting mystery!
12 Prince’s Terrace
In Prince’s Terrace, No 12 just does not match the late Victorian/Edwardian houses on either side. It seems that No 12 was damaged during a German air raid early on the morning of the 15th of July 1940. However I found blogs on the internet that state “on the 15th July 1940 No 13 was bombed and badly damaged and Mrs Ettie Hargreaves was killed”!
So was it No 12 or No 13 that was bombed and badly damaged? Looking on Google Earth I noticed that the plot is quite wide and I wonder if 2 houses were badly damaged; the terraced houses on either side are much narrower? If this is the case and 2 houses were badly damaged it makes more sense, however then the numbering on either side is incorrect. Either side of No 12 are Nos 11 and 13 and both seem in original order, unless renumbering occurred and No 12 was built after WWII on the plot of 2 previous houses. I have no idea of the exact details of this mystery, who has the answer?