Views and landscapes: Askam: A028
Old photo A027

This photo of Lewis Barnes was sent in by his son, Roy, in August 2010. Roy says the photo "is a picture of my dad from Lots Road with the Iron works Stoves, Alexander Place (1-5) and the Iron Works Stables. Dad reckons he is somewhere between 4 and 6 at the time so 1935 to 1937ish. He said that the stables were for the horses used to pull slag carts (wooden carts lined with iron plate to move (tip) hot slag from the furnaces; this is how they tipped slag on the road at the bottom (shore) end of Beach Street!) Obvious to him but not to me!"