These two houses sit directly across from the cottages, and
have lovely views over towards Burnley behind them, and
towards Blackburn to the front.
The building on the right in the above picture was built
during the 1980's. A new extension was put on the side of the
house, which was only single story.
People may remember that there was a bench just to the right
of these houses, were people would stop awhile. I seem to recall that there was
something else there, as I am sure I played on a big stone or something when I
went walking with my Grandparents? I may be wrong.....
The big stones mentioned above were used
to hold the barrage balloon down which was being used to protect the English
Electric during the second World War. These large rocks remained here till the
early eighties when they were finally removed.
These two houses were used as billetts by
the R. A. F. during the second World War, for the airmen to keep watch on the barrage balloon.
Number six is on the left, and shares the little driveway
between itself and numbers 7 and 8. The driveway leads to garages round the back
of the properties.
All three of the pictures on this
page show the type of rough road that still runs through Tottleworth now. The
potholes used to be filled in with coal ash from the fires, especially at Mrs
Lucas's whose husband
was a coal chap!
With the demise of coal, so we have seen the demise of the
road as well. Repair is now left to the local authorities and
with the area now being a smokeless zone since the early seventies, Gas and
Electric heating have taken over from coal fires.
Frank Watson (via Email)