Row House had stood on the corner of Beech and Acres Road from the early 19th century.
It had been home to the Blomely’s who also gave their name to the fish pond which stretched up Beech Road, and was later lived in by William Batty, politician, jeweller and Methodist
For a while the house was also used as our “Penny Reading Room”, while the adjoining building had been a laundry and factory.
None of which saved it from the developer.
Picture; from the collection of Lawrence Beedle