I am very late on this, but I have read all these comments with great pleasure and nostalgia. It makes me realise that, as kids, we were all living in little worlds divided by just a few yards. With all the talk of Napier Street, Talbot Street etc I was irked that there was little or no mention of my own little world in Albion Street. I feel I should say a little bit so that the names and places in and around our street don’t “shuffle off” unrecorded. I was born in 1947 and lived on the corner of Albion Street and Campbell Street. Opposite was the gable end of the first block in Campbell Street. Every boy should have a wall like that. I threw, hit, kicked thousands of balls against that wall and never a word of complaint from the owner Mrs Jarvis who lived there with her husband and daughter Dorothy. On the next corner was the Sallywhite factory behind which was the semi circular “ghost entry” which we were all terrified to go down. Next door to Sallywhite was Mr Rimmers shoe repair shop. I had a good frien Alan Morrow who lived at 63 Campbell St with his NaN and Dad. In Albion Street the kids I remember were Billy Hale and Patty Green on my side of the street; on the other side there was a family with 4 brothers, the Seargeants...Colin, Melvin, Tommy and Billy. In the corner house by the entry there was a girl called Bernadette Seymour. As kids we used to go horse riding. She went on to Notre Dame while I went to Crowley (1959 - 1967). I still sometimes see a woman in town who I think might be Bernadette: I will have to say hallo next time I see her! I remember the little drinks shop on the corner of Kitchener Street that people have mentioned. I think the owner was Mr Clare; he used to wear a smock at work (this is all very Penny Lane ish). The bread shop opposite the baths was Greenalls. Their grandson, Gerald, was in my year at Cowley. Wainwrights took it over years ago. My Mum worked in Wainwright’s part time for years. Behind our house on Boundary Road was a barbers shop, “Billy Dunne’s”. Next door to him on the Campbell Street corner was old Bill Rigby, the father of young Bill Rigby who had the clothes shop in Kirkland Street. For me it was a brilliant place to grow up. The baths and Queens Rec 50 yards away. I remember all the kids coming down Campbell Street from all those other streets to play in the park after school. There were always four or five rugby games going on that you could join in. So sad to see the park unused except for dog walking. The old bowling greens are still there but gone to seed...quo modo sedet sola etc..On the corner of Boundary Road and Peter Street was Baggley’s off licence where I was sent to buy pints of beer in a bottle for my grand dad. He also used to send me up the entry between Albion Street and Bruce Street to put his bets on with Lew Willet who had a bookie’s that you entered through the back gat lol! Enough for now.