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16 Edward Street

History of 16 Edward Street


Alfred Kingsnorth, stained glass painter


Thomas Clark

King Marks (2023):

… the communal air raid shelter that my mother (Joy Spilling) vividly recalls her parents urgently herding her into from 16 Edward Street on the night of the Vicarage Terrace Heinkel raid. The shelter was situated a matter of yards away at the top of Upper Gwydir Street just before the left turn into Edward Street. My mother remembers it as a brick building which was completely above ground (which presumably meant that it would offer little protection for those seeking safety were it to take a direct hit). 



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