Monday 21 November 2011 10.24pm
Hey Zoe, Tim from Styles here - I too have wondered about this for years but finally found an answer recently on a wartime map. It shows a tiny lane called Eccles Place running from The Cut
to Isabella St, parallel with Hatfields
and Joan Street
. Somewhere along the line of the sheds/back of the Northstar property. Perhaps it even ran partially under our flats - so maybe we do literally live on Eccles Place!
Indeed, almost all of Styles House was built on land where properties were damaged beyond repair after the Blitz. But most properties on the east side of Eccles Place survived with little or no damage, so its perhaps likely they were in use after the war.