- Castle Close -
Rebuilt Birmingham Yard.
When were these houses built? 1965/6. The Great Western Railway carriages were built in Birmingham Yard – said Nora. David thought they were built in house behind vicarage. It seems they were built in Benson, but perhaps not Birmingham Yard. Janet will
look this up in the Library.
- Birmingham Yard -
The house at the far end was Albert Lane's house, in which Dr's Birch and Harris held their Benson Surgery. Freddie Parks is standing by the wall on the left, and the boy in the deck chair may be David Lane.
- Two Ladies in Birmingham Yard -
Mrs Field on left.
Mrs Painting on the right.
The building was the wheelwright’s shop. He was Mr Charlie Lewendon who lived at the Farmer’s Man.
The famous walnut tree is out of view to left of photo – outside the blacksmith's shop.
There were two "ironers" in the yard-one outside the blacksmith's shop and one outside one of the cottages. They were used to shape the iron tyres for waggon wheels.
See BS1122 below