Post Code: BB1 4LT.
Sands Close BB1 4LU.
Sands Road is another of those little side streets that every body forgets about.
The street, like most streets in this area is split in two parts across Spring Street. The Westerly part that can be seen here, leads to Sands Close.
Sands Close is the block of houses in the background. These form part of the council housing estate built in the 1940's along with Cliff, Danver, and Bridge Streets.
There are a block of flats on the right hand side of Sands Road, just visible in the photo.
On the left hand side are a block of about 6 terraced houses.
Across Spring Street directly facing is the other part of Sands Road.
This previously lead to a side door for one of the mills, this door and building have not been used for several years now since the mill shut down.
Sands Close was the only other barrage balloon site, at the end of Commercial Street, which I think were manned by both airmen and W. A. A. F. 's during the second World War.
Sands Retaining Walls: This work was proceeding, but certain adjustments were necessary to the entrance paths to Sands Close on the 14th June 1951. The Council Surveyor was authorised to return the front wall of the Close and re-adjust the steps and pathways at a cost not exceeding £15.
On the 11th June 1953, Council Members were requested to inspect the passage on Sands Close with a view to its closure to vehicular traffic, and that the matter be considered by Council in Committee.
Frank Watson (via Email)