UNION PLACE, GLASSHOUSE ST
In 1909, the Town Planning Act made it illegal for back-to-back houses to be built anywhere in the country. With the weight of this new law behind him, Philip Boobbyer, the Nottingham Medical Officer of Health, prepared a report early in 1912 for the consideration of the Housing Committee condemning large portions of the City's dwellings. After this report was published a new redevelopment scheme saw these houses demolished and new council houses built. This photograph was taken by the Nottingham City Council Health Department. PICTURE THE PAST WEBSITE
THE GREAT WAR
HILLYARD, James Albert
Date of death
25 Sep 1916
Age at death
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Place of birth
5 Belton Court St Ann's Nottingham (NOTE: There was a Belton Yard in Wrights Directory of 1915 - in Sneinton)
He was the son of James and Ann Hillyard and the brother of Phoebe, Frank and James Hillyard. He was the husband of Louie (née Hartshorn) Hillyard and the father of James, Annie, Harry and Frank Hillyard. Louie married Albert Beardsley at Nottingham in 1918 and they lived at 14 Union Place Glasshouse Street Nottingham.
He was a railway labourer in 1899 and a news vendor in 1908.
Becordel-Becourt Cemetery Grave Reference: II A 36
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Nottinghamshire Great War Roll of Honour