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Title: Metal house in Downderry Rd
Post by: jim on March 23, 2012, 03:20:27 PM
Does anyone remember the two houses in Downderry Rd that had metal for outside walls, somebody told me when i was a kid that it was an experiment in building techniques, i just wonder if some of the older posters might know anything about that.

Jim
Title: Re: Metal house in Downderry Rd
Post by: Brenda on March 24, 2012, 04:26:37 AM
This old poster doesn't know about them, Jim. Downderry Road, oddly enough, was not one I went down very often  If I was going in that direction, I would always have chosen to go down the section of the Woodland Walk near it.

Be interesting if anyone else remembers them.

Bren
Title: Re: Metal house in Downderry Rd
Post by: Splinter on March 24, 2012, 10:06:20 AM
The metal clad houses have now gone as they rusted away and let water in. My house in Pendragon only has a few courses of brick and the rest is built of a concrete clinker mix and then was pebbledashed.
Title: Re: Metal house in Downderry Rd
Post by: jim on March 26, 2012, 09:31:28 PM
Brenda,
          Sorry, i should have said vetrean posters, i will not make that mistake again .

Jim
Title: Re: Metal house in Downderry Rd
Post by: Brenda on March 27, 2012, 04:01:52 AM
Brenda,
          Sorry, i should have said vetrean posters, i will not make that mistake again .

Jim

Don't worry, Jim.  I don't mind in the least being an old poster - truly! 

Bren
Title: Re: Metal house in Downderry Rd
Post by: Pauline on March 27, 2012, 08:37:59 AM
Does anyone remember the two houses in Downderry Rd that had metal for outside walls, somebody told me when i was a kid that it was an experiment in building techniques, i just wonder if some of the older posters might know anything about that.

Jim

I lived on the other side of Downham Way.
Title: Re: Metal house in Downderry Rd
Post by: Splinter on March 28, 2012, 11:29:49 PM
Don`t worry Jim, put it down to a SENIOR MOMENT. I am not sure but i think i am one of the young ones and i will be 58 on Good Friday. But some days i feel 28 and others i feel 88. TODAY ITS 88
Title: Re: Metal house in Downderry Rd
Post by: JSmith on January 01, 2017, 08:17:51 PM
Just come back to the site.   Saw the bit about the metal houses on Downderry Rd. I remember them when  I lived on Churchdown and if I walked down, Downderry rd. the School is on the left hand side and the metal houses where further down on the right hand side.  John Smith