Thursday 10 May 2007 10.55pm
Elizabeth Newcomen was a benefactress, mostly housing, clothing and educating destitute local young women I believe. Her benefaction still survives today in the form of the Newcomen Collett Foundation, a local charity. The Guys connection I'm not familiar with, but Elizabeth Newcomen House is a nurses home for the hospital, and there is a Newcomen Clinic.
As for Tennis St and Bowling Green Place
, I have wondered about those for years, seeing as I live in the crook of land between these two streets and Newcomen St. Long ago I went down to examine the wondrous collection of old maps housed at the Local Studies Library (well worth a visit) but could see no signs of any ancient sporting facilities going back through the years. Any enlightenment gratefully received.
Now as for why King St was so called, that's a whole other story....