Did you live in former barrack huts?
A BATHROOM, television and central heating are all things most children can take for granted in their home.
A BATHROOM, television and central heating are all things most children can take for granted in their home. All just dreams for children growing up in relatively poor housing on the outskirts of Ipswich between the First World War and the 1950s.
Former barrack huts in Bramford Lane near Ulster Avenue were homes for decades and their childhood years there were recalled in recent Kindred Spirits by Elizabeth Montgomery, who now lives near Gosport and Marlene Wymer of Frobisher Road, Ipswich.
There were also buildings in Howe Avenue, Ipswich, known as “The Hutments” and Mrs J Ramsey, of Suffolk Place, Woodbridge, has sent me a photograph of herself and her sister with the huts in the background. They were lucky enough to live in the new council houses opposite. This photograph was taken in around 1930.
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