Author Topic: Quinn's Buildings, Popham St, Islington  (Read 8263 times)

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Re: Quinn's Buildings, Popham St, Islington
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 08 November 20 12:25 GMT (UK) »
My father lived in Quinn buildings , Popham St from 1923 to 1937, apartment no. 227 on the ground floor by the arch into the central yard.

All apartments were the same two rooms, a living room with coal fire, sink and cupboard and bedroom for his parents.  He and over the years his 5 brothers and sisters lived and slept in the living room describing that when he had grown he had a chair which converted to single bed. All this is confirmed by a surviving but elderly brother.

He wrote that his mother had to go up 4 storeys, onto the roof to hang out the washing.