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Copse Road, Meadvale. 1960's. F. Frith & Co. Ltd.
Standing by the lamp post at the right of the picture opposite Lower Road: a dustbin. Not just any dustbin: a Pig Bin.

Household food waste was deposited in it from all local houses which didn't have a compost heap (braving the swarms of angry wasps) and weekly (I believe on Friday) the lorry came round and emptied it, It was boiled up for Pigs' Swill, and was a nice little earner, in 1950's and early '60's, for the Borough Council under its much feared / much respected Town Clerk, Mr. Heber Davies. Peter White (ex 19 Copse Road)

PS Pauline Brock, who lived at no 2 (on the right by the stripey road sign) thinks the Morris Minor was her father's. She is listed on Friends Reunited, Copse Road site.

This image was uploaded on Sunday 01 June 2003 19:26:56.

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