Derby Street

I was born in a single end in Derby Street and lived there for 16 years. I lived at the Byron Street end and it was Law View Place. The Hill Street end before houses were built was a Darbie Manor. So we always referred to Derby sounding the E which in English is pronounced Darby. The whole street was eventually renamed Derby Street. But I would like it to be spelt correctly in Scots Darbie Street once the multis are gone.

Everybody knew everybody then. Not just in the street but all the other streets at the Tap o' the Hull. Happy memories regarding all the games we played - boxies, cappie, clappie, kick the can and the laddies played at pinner. Not so happy memories in the outside loos. Terrible in the Winter. I appreciate my bathroom very very much.

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