Well Street is a handsome street, with elegant brick details over the window and door openings. This is the western-most end, where it begins, next to Barracks Road. Somewhere along this part of the street, Bricknells cigarette and sweet shop could be found selling lovely home made lollies and ice cream.
Locals recall that Well Street was home to a Polish and Italian community during the sixties – maybe longer. There was a Polish shop near here – if anyone remembers where, please get in touch and I will add it to the archive. Some of the family names recalled included the Vellas, the Marconis and the Sidolis.
The name ‘Well Street’ suggests that there was a well here at some point. Heather Everill’s grandmother was born in No 11 Well Street and confirmed that there was indeed a well in their garden. No 11 is located opposite the opening in the present street towards Holy Trinity church.
The date stone marks the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee and that this street was constructed 11 years after Garden Street.
Drawing completed using a Rotring pen with a Sumi ink wash, egg tempera and earth pigment colour wash.
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Updated 13th Jan 2017