NEW COUNCIL HOUSES ARE HOME SWEET HOME
A Fiskerton mother of six was “over the moon” on June 5, 1954, at seeing a street of council houses.
“It’s going to be heaven,” she said, on seeing the row of council houses her family was to move into.
It did not look like heaven with half the houses still in the process of construction and the roadway littered with builder’s rubble.
Mrs Blee was one of Fiskerton’s hut dwellers.
For six years she had struggled to look after her children in a converted Nissen hut hardly larger than the average garage.
“I was grateful even for the hut after being pushed from one lot of furnished rooms to another,” she said.
“My husband and I never really had a proper home since we married 14 years ago.
“It will be a pleasure just to be able to walk upstairs.”
Mrs Blee was the first tenant to be handed a key of a house at Welton Rural Council’s newly christened High Meadow estate.
Handing over the keys, Coun E Spencer said he hoped to be able to clear all the Nissen huts from Fiskerton.