Alice Street, Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent

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Alice Street, Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent

Methodist Church in Alice Street (to left) and fronting on Andrew Street
Methodist Church in Alice Street (to left) and fronting on Andrew Street


Off Licence Alice Street / Andrew Street
Off Licence Alice Street / Andrew Street

Part of redevelopment area

Photos: 1967

Comments on Alice Street (from Maureen - June 2001):-
"My Maternal Grandparents the REDFERN family lived in Alice Street, and I was born there at no.38 in 1946.
It was a lovely close knit community, whose life seemed to revolve around the Methodist Church on the corner of Alice Street and Andrew Street - in fact I and my two sisters were baptised there.  I remember as a child going to many of the Methodist Anniversaries there - it was always packed with people, and my maternal aunts were married in this chapel, and held there wedding celebration in the Schoolrooms opposite.
My Gt. Grandfather Joseph Redfern born 11th May, 1875 was quite well known in the area.  I am told he was the local "bookie". Apparently he was quite a character, and when he died on Oct 4th 1950 there was a huge turn out for his funeral.  He was involved in  the old Goldenhill Wanderers, and was their Secretary for many years.  In addition he was involved in The Old Kidsgrove Wellington F.C., the Old Port Vale F.C., Old Butt Lane F.C. and Burslem Swimming club.  In addition he had strong connections with the North Staffs. Fed.Homing Society.
I was so thrilled to find photos of many of the streets and pubs in the High Street (most of these have now disappeared ) as I thought I would never see them again.  My Mum, now 77yrs tells me of all the shows which she used to go and see at the Chapel in Andrew Street, and she says it was always well supported by the local population.  My Grandmother's home in Alice Street was compulsory purchased under the re-widening scheme, and she hated having to leave the home she had been in for years.  She was re-housed in Lancaster Street in one of the old people's bungalows, but never got over leaving the home and community she  loved.  I can also say that even though I loved to visit my Grandparents, it is only when you get a little older that you really appreciate such things."

the 1881 census details of Maureen's Gt. Grandfather "Joseph Redfern"-

Dwelling: 14 Attwood St Beerhouse
Census Place: Wolstanton, Stafford, England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
Joseph REDFERN M 61 M Head Bilston, Staffordshire Beer House Keeper
Mary REDFERN  M 58 F Wife Bilston, Staffordshire Beer House Keeper Wife
Elizabeth REDFERN  U 22 F Daur Kidsgrove, Staffordshire Domestic Servt
Sarah Ann REDFERN U 17 F Daur Kidsgrove, Staffordshire Domestic Servt
Joseph REDFERN  U 6 M Son Kidsgrove, Staffordshire Scholar



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