The ground occupied by the Council Houses had originally been the village allotments. In 1950 there were 8 council houses there, occupied by – No 2 Mr & Mrs Wake; No 4 Mr & Mrs George Webb; No 6 Mr & Mrs Billy Hanwell; No 8 Mr & Mrs Fred Hemnall; No 10 Mr & Mrs Curtis; No 12 Mr & Mrs Archie Simmonds.
On the other side of the road No 1 Mr & Mrs Norton (Mrs Norton was the District Nurse) and No 3 Mr & Mrs Rollo Smith ( Mrs Smith was Infant teacher at Honingham School).
The Wakes’ children were Gwen, Isobel, Rosemary and Richard.
The Webb’s, Aubrey and Brian.
The Hanwells Sidney, Jack and Dennis
The Hemnalls, Bob and Betty
The Curtis’s Sheila & David and ?. Also living there were Mr C’s father, who lived well into his 90’s, and Albert Tubby (son of Ernie Tubby, brother of Audrey, living with Mrs Spinks in Barrack Buildings)
The Simmonds later had twin boys and later still Gordon.
A pair of bungalows was added on each side of the road, into which the hanwells and Hemnalls moved on one side, and Mrs Edith Wright and her son Tom, and Mrs Mary Dack from the Buck moved into the other side.
Next two blocks of 3 bungalows were put up, the centre one being a one-bedroom one. Into these moved Mr & Mrs Wake, Mrs Jessie Palmer and Mr & Mrs Billie Palmer on one side, and Mrs Spinks and Mr Tubby, Mr Charles Barker and Mr & Mrs Spelman on the other.
Finally 4 bungalows were built to be occupied by Mr George Webb, Mr & Mrs Matless, Mr & Mrs Jenns, and Mr & Mrs Rackham.
Numerous changes have taken place over the years.
(many thanks to Bryan Webb who has corrected some of the above numbers. Bryan says he also remembers the allotments and large sand-pit which were there before Smith & Sons built the council houses)