An old farmer’s lane gets me wondering.

I wrote a piece some time ago now about the names of the roads here on the old estate and the possible/probable thinking behind them, and there’s one road in particular that stands out for me above the rest. It stands out not because it’s named to echo the memory of a famous person whoContinue reading “An old farmer’s lane gets me wondering.”

Pubs pubs pubs.

Mile Cross and it’s surroundings is – or was – home to a number of pubs, 10 in total; most of which existed before the creation of the estate. Two of these pubs however, were created along with the estate and in my eyes that makes them the ‘proper’ Mile Cross pubs. Seeing as it’sContinue reading “Pubs pubs pubs.”

There be Pirates!

Tucked away in a quiet little corner of Sloughbottom park is a faint little oval in the grass. When the sun shines and the rain falls, it can be easily overlooked in between the irregular Council grass trims. I remember it looking a lot fresher as a kid in the 80’s, the 80 yard Harco-surfaced trackContinue reading “There be Pirates!”

The King, the Queen and the Church.

After the initial phase of house building on the estate was complete attentions were turned towards providing more amenities for the inhabitants of Mile Cross. It was the 1930’s and a third pub and a Church were to be built in close proximity to each other at the northern end of Mile Cross Road. StContinue reading “The King, the Queen and the Church.”