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Harrington House

History of Harrington House

Listed building:

Includes: Nos.29 AND 31 HOBSON STREET. Includes: Nos.23, 24 AND 25 SIDNEY STREET . Shopping arcade, offices and college accommodation. South side 1928-32, north side 1938-39. By E.R. Barrow.


In 2023 TR wrote: I was born in Flat 2 Harrington House on May 22nd 1941. My father (Erwin Rothbarth) was a member of the Economic faculty. He enlisted in late November 1943 and was killed in action a year later. The family name was changed to Rivers on the instructions of the Army shortly before my father’s unit was sent overseas in early July 1944.


(1) Miss L M Witt

(2) Col. Russell Jones OBE

(3) John Astbury

(4) Alan B Aitken


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