Monday, 12 March 2012

Kimberley Rd

Josie Silk (nee Doran) first went to Eastbourne, Sussex to do her nurse training and stayed for a couple of years. She and her boyfriend had split up but he came to England looking for her and they decided to give it another go. They went back to Dublin to get married in 1955. Going home to get married proved that she wasn’t pregnant! 

Josie’s husband Tom, from Galway, worked in the building: there was plenty of work in Leicester at the time so they decided to stay. Josie worked at the Towers Hospital and they first lived in rooms at 127 East Park Rd. She remembers the landlord nagging them about not using too much electricity. They then moved to 35 Kimberley Rd. They were considering buying a house on Mayfield Rd for £2000 but were also on the council list and a house came up in Eyres Monsell.

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