I live in what was Carlton Villa, number 6, Green Road, and would like to find out more about my house, and the top end of Green Road in particular.
Number 6 was part of a three house specification build, put up in 1895, and was sold to Wickford Electricity Company around 1920-30, as evinced by its Crittall Windows, and the fact that it was rendered in Snowcem. The building is now Bernard Braine House. At sometime, (together with in-fills on both sides of number 4), all were combined into a Boys’ Home, and it is this I would like to know more about.
I met a lady many years ago who had been a cook when the Boys’ Home was running, and I have a copy of what was written on a stone on the outside of number 8. I have evidence of where openings between the various buildings had been, as, what was the WRVS in-fill, is now the East Wing to number 6.