Mr A Reyrolle brought work to Hebburn in 1902 and his company eventually employed upto 12000 workers.He died fairly young at 58 in 1919 but in his 17 years at Hebburn he had brought in top men like Henry Clothier in, who continued running Mr Reyrolle's company. (Hence the Clothier Building')
So what names did the Builder give this new Estate on Reyrolles Land?
Certainly no tribute to these great entrepeneurs who created thousands of jobs for us. The new Estate is called 'Ellison Grove' after the super wealthy landowners who even today are lease holders on some local housing stock.
The street names on this Estate are 'Goldcrest', Swallow Drive, Swift Grove, Chaffinch Drive.
No room for a Clothier Drive or a Reyrolle Grove though.
Why do our Councillors not speak up when Builders are considering street names? Do they know the history of our Towns?
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