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Croxdale Terrace, Pelaw

Croxdale Terrace in Pelaw. My grandfather Bob Short lived at number 33 before he was married in 1917 so it will have been a new house then!

 

The terrace was named after Croxdale in County Durham, home village of William Foster the brick yard owner. William Foster won the orders to build Pelaw with his bricks, the CWS factories and the streets to house the factory workers, in the early 1900s. The first house to be built, at the distant end of this terrace, is Croxdale House, William Foster's own house.

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Taken on July 12, 2008