Tuesday 18 October 2016 10.04am
In the 1920's my mother used to walk from her home in Snowsfields to her work ( hard labour) for a fruit and nut company on the Southbank as it is now known. Her route covered the full length of Union Street
and involved crossing Flat Iron Square
. I always thought it was known by that name by the locals and was not a proper street name. I also used to think that the term 'The Obelisk' was a local term for St. Georges Circus but have since discovered that 'The Obelisk' was the proper term.
Good old mum, I prefer your location names to most modern ones including your version of 'The Ring' for the junction of The Cut