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Offline AngelaC

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Holly Street, Gosport
« on: Thursday 30 July 20 08:00 BST (UK) »
Does anybody happen to have a photo of Holly Street as it used to be, before it was lined with yet more red brick?
My grandmother was born there in 1891 but I can't find any photos of the old housing. I've tried various historic Gosport sites and have a couple of books of photos of old Gosport, but no luck in any of them.
I'd be really grateful if anybody can help.
Adams, Bamber, Cleverley, Earwaker, Frake, Holt, Lacy, Laming, Levett, Lipscomb(e), Newlyn, Pett, Smith (Hampshire); Hill (Alverstoke and Middlesex); Holt (Dorset); Lacy (London, Kent)

Offline Mckha489

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Re: Holly Street, Gosport
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 02 August 20 02:56 BST (UK) »
I don't have a photograph of Holly Street, but I do have photographs of Peel Road, which is two streets along, where my Great Grandmother and family lived. I have a photograph from the 1920s as well as a current one, which shows it to be little altered, as the street is a conservation area.

If you think that might be useful to you, am happy to post.  But actually, there are some reasonable ones here, and it gives a history of the subdivision of the area which may be interesting.

looking at this 1896 map, the outlines/footprints of the houses in both streets are similar
(Holly Street extreme top right corner)
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.