Prospect Terrace 1895 – 1959
Billy Wright of Leslie Drive has put the location of a missing piece of Amble’s past firmly in situ. Letters in recent editions of The Ambler asked for information on the location of Prospect Terrace and discussed who had lived nearby. Billy knows exactly where Prospect Terrace once stood, because he lived there.
“I was born in number six in 1924 and I lived there until 1954 when we moved to number one,” he told The Ambler. “There were six of us living in two rooms. We had a tin bath and an old range, but we did have our own washhouse.”
In Issue 73 we published a letter by Eric Simonsen who had discovered mention of residents of Prospect Place. Billy explained that the site of Prospect Place is now completely covered by the building housing the Co-op on Queen St. Prospect Terrace was just next door and ran alongside the North Banks footpath to where the terrace of houses at North View are.
Billy has fond memories of living in Prospect Terrace and happily pointed out where various features had been. “We lived in number one until 1959, and then we had to move because the buildings were all condemned. North View was too, but that is still there. I wasn’t really sad to move – they moved us to the new houses at Leslie Drive – I’m still there!”