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2 East Street

Number 2 East Street, was badly affected by the subsidence. The doors jammed and the occupants couldn’t get out. The nightwatchman’s hut was in the yard of number 2 in this photograph.  He was on duty because of the coal gas in the mains and had to go round at night testing for gas and for water leaks. Numbers 2 and 3 East Street had to be demolished because of the damage.

Image and information courtesy of Eric Johnson.

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