Re: A View To A Thrill
Posted by BJC on April 24, 2019, 2:21 pm, in reply to "A View To A Thrill"
Hello James, |
This image brings back so many memories - thank you.
When Coquet Street and Wreigh Street were demolished, I, as a boy, could see this very same view of the schoolyard and church, every day, from my house, at Barrow Street – thank you for that.
I was off school one day, unwell, sitting on my doorstep. From my house, I could see and hear children playing in the nearby schoolyard. I was bored, so decided to walk over to the large, heavy metal gates and peer through them. A few boys were playing football, using their jumpers as goalposts. There were girls playing skips, jumping in and out while shouting out rhymes. Other girls sang rhymes while juggling balls up against the side of a building; they laughed, as yet again, one of the balls became stuck in the cross shaped recess at the top of the wall – do you remember that girls? A girl came up to the gates and asked me why I wasn’t at school - I didn’t know what to say, but knew she had a point, so I quickly headed back home.
Another time, while sitting in the blazing sunshine, on a large, soft, purple, blanket on the ground, outside my home at Barrow Street, my older brother came along with a large piece of heavy, plate-glass mirror (probably from an old, empty house), and sat down beside me. He began to manoeuvre this large mirror, so that the sun caught it and shone a huge, super-bright beam of sunshine directly into the top of the centre church window, ahead of us… Although I believe in miracles, I just hope my that brother didn’t make anyone that happened to be inside the church think that they had seen one that day!