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East Road

Refer to picture #14722, this picture is taken from Eastquoy Road looking at the back of the East Road houses. From the left we have:-
Hawthorn Villa and Snowberry Villa, Eastbury (the new house), Lilybank and Viewforth.

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Picture added on 08 November 2008
Comments:
Oh Raymond, I felt quite sad when I saw this picture. Hawthorn Villa was my dads family home. (Billy Jolly - coal & shipping) I spent many a happy time there, especially up in the top attic room looking over the harbour. Dads youngest sister, Kristine, had a horse which was kept in this field and later on Mr Scotts horses used the field. I used to cross the field and go to see Isla Lament who lived in East Quoy Road. There was a Mrs Sinclair who lived in Snowberry Villa. I think the field belonged to both houses. Sandy Heddle bought Hawthorn when Grandma moved south and I think his daughter Linda, lives in Eastbury. What a shame for the view. It was super to see the ships coming and going from the windows - top or bottom!
My Mum who lives in a house a bit further up East Road, "Akranes", used to have a fantastic view over the bay but it has been spoilt by trees and bushes!
Is there not a law to make people cut down their trees and bushes if it cuts out somebodies view?!
Thank you Raymond for this picture.


Added by Barbara on 11 November 2008
I would have loved to have been able to buy Snowberry Villa, kinda glad our budget won't stretch anymore, the building of new houses behind it in the field has put me right off!!
Added by Rachel on 12 November 2008
My great grandfather Charles James Low and his wife Gladys lived at Snowberry Villa and I am not sure but it's possible my grandfather Wilfred was born there too.
Added by Linda Irving on 20 September 2014
I grew up in Snowberry Villa. This has definitely made me sad. Eastbury seems to be where Mum's beautiful garden was with my squat-tree den.
Added by Lauren Moss (nee McKie) on 07 April 2019
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