Four pages of photographs and information about old houses at the top end of Old Road. These include Crabtree Cottage (Old Road), now Freshfields, 111 Old Road; an uncompleted building; and Nos 91 (built by Bert Barrett) and 93 (built by Arthur Barrett and in the photo are Albert Hutchins and George Hutchins).
Ezra and Obadiah Cripps bought the land known as Crabtree Field c.1900 on which to build houses for his large family. The original house on this plot was Crabtree Cottage, built by John William Barrett and his wife, Selina (nee Cripps). Records show that the well cost 15/-. The house was demolished c. 1990 to make space for a large new mansion for Wheatley’s most famous footballer, Martin Keown (b.24/07/1966 who played for England between 1992-2002).
The house is now known as ‘Freshfield’, 111 Old Road.