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Re: Friars Goose - and a lot more.
Brilliant Barry. This shows the relationship between the streets and Ford House. Now, another challenge. Can you show the same place BEFORE the houses and railway was built? I have seen such a map which shows the position of the cottage relative to Sunderland Road and the track going diagonally north west past the cottage down to Gateshead Hall. I think (an opinion only) that the cottage was part of the hall. Although there is mention of a Robber's corner in Jane Eyre, my grand mother insisted it was named after the thousands of dandelion seeds which, when floating in the air were known as "robbers". Apparently the place was covered with them. Even I remember the little parachutes flying in the air being called "robbers". Why? Same reason as bits of broken pottery were known as "boodies" by the girls who collected them.
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