A new home
By Elaine Spooner
We moved into Welwyn Garden in the late 50’s, early 60’s coming from North London. The day that we moved into our brand new home, was awful. Very wet, windy and cold.
Fields and open spaces!
We had the last house that was built, next to us was nothing but fields and open spaces. Coming from London we found that very hard to cope with.
A building site with no paths, mud and builders rubble everywhere!
The area was like a building site with no paths, mud and builders rubble everywhere. As we had a toddler and young baby, the workmen gave us some wood, so that we could light a fire and put wooden planks down, from the front door to the road, so that we could bring in our furniture and belongings.
One big communal area
Our gardens were not fenced off for some time, so it was one big communal area. All the top soil had been removed from our gardens and replaced with rubble. It took us a lot of hard work to get the soil fit for growing things in.