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Friday, 27 March 2009

How times have changed house on Cuckoo Avenue


11 comments:

By the editor. said...

Cuckoo Avenue, Hanwell, London W7
ROOM FOR THE FAMILY
£320,000
For Sale

Semi-Detached House, 3 bedrooms, Freehold

A very attractive semi detached family house boasting three double bedrooms, a first floor bathroom, ample ground floor living space and a fantastic 90ft rear garden.

The Editor said...

I bet that in 1936 every house that was built on Cuckoo Avenue did not cost the price of this home.What say you.

Del said...

I seem to remember that the houses on the estate cost less than £400 to build, in the 1930s. Del.

tags said...

That's right, you could actually have bought a posher house in the 1930's across the Greenford Avenue for about 500 quid.
Still that was a lot of moola even back then I suppose.

sally said...

I think that house is one of the larger ones at the bottom of Cockoo Ave.We moved from Cuckoo to Ruislip RD East and it was the same as that one in photo.We though at the time that it was huge.The garden was very large and my parents grew all our veg and fruit bushes to keep us going for months as well as having a good sized lawn we could sit out on. love you all sally x x x x

Tommy said...

Sally I think you are right,it looks bigger than the one we lived in at Cuckoo ave,really only a two bedroom with that silly box room we had.But you know what it was amazing to me ,in our garden dad grew a lot of vegies and tomatoes and we had a lawn.Funny how we forget here, in America the homes are so big my children would screem if they had to raise their family in a house like you and I grew up in.

Ted baker said...

Hi there these houses was called Sun Traps. Every one wanted one of these when i lived on the estate.Thay was like gold.Mined you im glad we never moved from Westcott crescet.

Del said...

I remember a niece of mine who constantly complained because there wasn't any space in the kitchen of a house that she bought, in Southall, for a fridge, washing machine and tumble drier. She couldn't imagine that the house was built before those things existed. I guess that, like ours in Greatdown, most people had a boiler in the kitchen to provide bath water. My dad told me that, as I had been a good lad, I could have the privilege of pumping the water out on bath night. Took me quite a while before I realized that he had conned me. Del

Tommy said...

The boiler was used for many things,Mom boiled all her laundrey in it and I remember when you pumped the bath water upstairs it would come out yellow looking,by the time I got my bath the water was cold and Mom would empty a kettle of hot water in the bath and tell me to shut my mouth and stop complaining,you are lucky to get a bath she would say.

Unknown said...

Anyone know the whereabouts of Graham drake known as goose who lived at 99 cuckoo ave

Pat Moulton said...

Does anyone remember Raymond Philpot who lived at 14 Cuckoo Avenue in the early 1950s. From Pat Moulton nee Brice