Nos:86 to 104 Upton Park
Built in the 1960's with the first properties given the address
- Mill Court - it was not until
after 1966 that they were postally reallocated to Upton Park.
Outside the covenanted area; the land belonged to the Mill. The mill
chimney had to be demolished and this task was carried out by the
famous Blaster Bates. The flats nos: 90 - 96 sit across the army
gateway which led to much of the army property in the Dorin Court area.
Nos:86 & 88 are sited where the Mill's tennis courts and pavillion
formerly stood. These
had been used in the previous decades as a very exclusive tennis club
mainly for the ladies of the Park and strictly no children.
The airraid shelters were the mound-type above ground and with a coning tower.
After the war the doors were locked much to the disgust of the local
Nos:86 - 96 are all believed to have been built by Austins and
nos: 98 - 104 by Pringle.
From the Mill end -
- No:104 built 1967. Tom & Kathleen Griffiths were the first owners moving in
during January 1968. When Tom came out of the fleet Air Arm after WW2,
he returned to his career in Custom & Excise based at Ellesmere Port.
- No:102 built 1967. Nora Stewart was the first owner moving in during 1968
from Carden Bank
(no:15) after the death of Brigadier Stewart.
- No:100 built 1967. Originally Mrs Walker who then moved into one of the flats.
- No:98 built 1967. Originally owned by Mrs Searle -
daughter of Mrs Walker. Then Michelck and currently
John & June Dodds since c1980.