My gran lived in one of the Almshouses – by MG

One strong memory I have, I went there and she’d died and they had her in the coffin in the bedroom.  My aunt – that was cousin Valerie who I used to go to the pictures with – she was there and she said to me, “Oh, come on, come and see your Gran”, and she took me in.  I think I was about eleven, so really it was quite shocking, really.  [The Almshouses] I think it was quite austere accommodation, because some years ago they did modernise them all and they had a garden at the back, I think they used to have vegetables in the garden.