My King james Street was the one just of Friars Street, there were a row of old terraced houses, now demolised, no electricity and lighting was via gas mantles,they had mice and many had bugs. There was also a council run cleansing station in the street where they deloused us buggy kids, really posh eh !
I caught scabies and had to go to the cleansing station in neckinger...and had to have a red hot bath and was painted with benzo benzate which was like runny white paint! and stunk..and my clothes were heat treated...my mum was dying of shame and made me go up by myself!
never mind Dickie, there are far worse things to worry about and bed bugs are making a comeback...:-)