A row of two storey red brick terraced cottages lie on the south side of the Stone Road, close to Eccleshall town centre. 7-17 Stone Road were built during the mid 19th century and consist of ten dwellings. They are similar to the cottages closer to the town centre (no 12- 24) which were built a little before these.
In 2016 I received an email from a former resident of No 9 Stone Road. Mr Tom Renshaw had received a birthday card from his niece which illustrated 12-24 Stone Road. Here’s the link to them over on Drawing the Street
Tom gave some insights into the earlier life of some of the buildings – the wooden fronted building used to be a corn merchant, ‘F.Gardner’ and the building next to it a bakery, ‘where we would buy bread fresh from the oven and eat it without butter or anything else’. When you reach 82, it was a prompt worth recording so I drew this section of the Stone Road to include Tom’s former home on the archive.
I will be holding an exhibition in Eccleshall library this November when I will be displaying framed limited edition prints of all the Eccleshall drawings so far. I am also asking for any insights into the lives of these buildings to add to this archive. Look forward to hearing from you and hopefully meeting some of you!