(From Derby Evening Telegraph)
Byline: Thelma Freeman
Much has been written in Bygones about the close-knit communities which have existed in our city over the years, such as the old West End. Here Thelma Freeman, nee Cooper, of Breadsall, recalls memories of her own childhood growing up in "one of the best places to live in Derby".
NAMED after trees, a set of three streets off Victory Road, provided a perfect safe community for growing up in the troubled years of the Second World War.
For Thelma Freeman, Oaktree Avenue, Elmtree Close and Ashtree Avenue were like a little village in their own right, where everyone knew everyone else and kept an …