Richmond Buildings

My childhood remembrance

By Marion Goodwin

This is a photo of Richmond Buildings as I remember it. It shows the house where I lived with my family, next to Gates & Sons.

According to my brother who is eight years older than me and would have been more aware of what went on during the years that we lived there, a lady called Mary who lived across the other side of the road was murdered. But I didn't know about that at the time. I wonder if anyone knows more about that murder? I certainly only remember nice things of those days.

Photo:Richmond Buildings

Richmond Buildings

From the private collection of Marion Goodwin

This page was added on 08/07/2007.
Comments about this page

What number house did you live in Marion? On the 1881 census number 35 shows up as a Boot Shop, where a John Major lived with his wife Clara Jane and 4 children.

By Josie Campbell (09/07/2007)

We lived at number 29, the attic window shown in the photo was the window of my bedroom that I shared with my older sister. I spent many nights watching out of that window to the house accross the road wondering why the lady who lived there (Mary) had so many husbands and that I never saw her during the day time. I never knew about good time girls then!

By Marion Goodwin (10/07/2007)

How wonderful to see a picture of Richmond Buildings! My late mother lived there as a child and young woman and I have heard so many stories about the place over the years. She was obviously very happy there. She was born in 1908 and her family name was Taylor.

By Julie Bradley (13/07/2007)

I have been researching family history and my children's great, great, great grandfather lived here for a short time, at number 25.

By Michelle Waller (05/08/2008)

If you look at Areas - Albion Hill - Introduction to Albion Hill, I have identified the Albion Fruit and Vegetable shop as being in Richmond Buildings. Sinden the Undertaker next door is shown as number 1 Richmond Buildings in the 1905 Kelly's directory, page 925. The Fruit and Vegetable shop was run by my grandmother Alice Maud Parrett, slightly later than 1905. The Albion Pub next to that shop was a different establishment to the Albion Inn on the corner of Jersey Street.

By Dennis Parrett (27/01/2009)

My great grandmother was Mary Chilton (nee Higginson), married to John Wilfred Chilton who was an advertising agent. Their daughter, my paternal grandmother, Mary Gladys Chilton was born at 50 Richmond Buildings on 23 Apr 1894.

By Rosie Godwin (13/06/2014)

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