Fred Foley remembers Edge Hill just after the war
Resource Type: Audio | Posted on 25th July 2012 by Jenny Porter
Fred Foley remembers a yard where war surplus was kept at the bottom of Overbury Street. He also explains how he was born on the Wirral because his family were evacuated.
Interviewee: Fred Foley
Interviewee Gender: Male
Fred: We were taken away in the war, we had to go over to the Wirral. My brother was born in Prestatyn, I was born over the water because we were getting bombed but at the bottom of Overbury Street there was a big yard and it was where they would store all the old tanks and all armaments.
Jenny: Oh yeah
Fred: Just on the bottom of Overbury Street, see you might want to look that up, I donâ€™t know if you have anything on that?
Jenny: No, and Iâ€™ve never heard anyone mention thatâ€¦No.
Fred: They havenâ€™t mentioned thatâ€¦At the bottom of Overbury Street, on your right by Angela Street, and we used to climb over the wall, the kids..
Jenny: And they used to haveâ€¦erâ€¦store tanks there?
Fred: All wrecked thingsâ€¦ what would you call it? War surplus
Jenny: Oh yearâ€¦
Fred: War surplus stuff.
Jenny: Oh right
Fred: Who was that fellow during the war who (indecipherable) made a fortune out of itâ€¦War surplus, you know like the old jeeps and the tanks (indecipherable) and oil drums â€¦All things like that..That was at the bottom of Overbury Street and just round there was Martindaleâ€™s coal yard.
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