About Frederick Street

Photo:Frederick Street - a mix of styles

Frederick Street - a mix of styles

Photo by Maureen Brand

Photo:Frederick Steet

Frederick Steet

Photo by Maureen Brand

Photo:Frederick Street cottage

Frederick Street cottage

Photo by Maureen Brand

A brief history

By Maureen Brand, North Laine resident

Frederick Street runs between Gloucester Road and North Road.

Built circa 1823-30, an 1868 street directory offers a snapshot of business at that time: two milliners, a mineral water manufacturer, greengrocer, beer retailer and general shop, public house (Blue Post Tavern), dressmaker, insurance agent and bootmaker.


Today the street offers a mix of building styles, old and more modern cottages on the east side with modern offices on the right.

This page was added on 25/02/2008.

I have fond memories of Frederick Street I was born at number 14 in 1933. I was reminded of our VE Day party after seeing the Over Street party on your site.
In those days of rationing we all mucked in with Over Street Frederick Gardens and the top end of Gloucester Road and it was held at Presbyteryian Hall North Road underneath which was where we went went when there was an air raid. GOOD LUCK with site.

By Peter Ovett
On 11/10/2008

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