Advent Calendar Window No. 7. Eagles Court, Helmdon Road.

The first time Eagles Court has featured among the Advent Calendar Windows, on possibly the last fine night before the blizzard!

















In the early 1950s the site on which Eagles Court now stands was a disused farmyard. It contained a large stone barn, now demolished, which can be seen on the right of the picture. It was dark and dreary inside but it did contain, of all things, a full sized billiard table and those of us in the know were able quietly to gain access….



The derelict condition of the barn can be seen in the above picture of me, aged about 12, shooting rats, another attraction in this deserted area. Schoolboys’ socks in those days were designed to be worn one up and one down.

Colin Wootton



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