27 Beechcroft Avenue – Where It All Started
You wouldn’t believe how much stuff can be squeezed into a 6½ ft by 8½ ft bedroom if you really put your mind to it, especially if there’s a bed in it.
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Ted’s bedroom was at the back on the right. When his brother moved out, Ted’s mum was going to use the spare bedroom as a sewing room, but before she could blink Ted had filled it with his valuables.
109 Mayplace Road East – Where It All Went
His irreplaceable acquisitions were scattered throughout the house – but not in the roof space. Only one of the bedrooms actually had a bed in it. He lived here for three years. The purchaser’s surveyor pointed out that a back bedroom’s floor was sagging, “probably because of the weight of the pinball machines.”
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6 Waverley Road – Where It All Went Next
This is where Ted found he had 5 double bedrooms to fill – and a cellar (which housed a pool table and a lot of woodlice). It is while living here that he met his future wife (who kinda understands his addiction).
He lived here with his treasures (and yes, that does include his wife) for 15 years.
The shrubs in the front garden were very small when they were planted.
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The Old Vicarage – Where It All Is Now
You can only imagine how much stuff has been squeezed in here. And there’s a CELLAR under the whole of the house. Have a closer look here (at the house, not the cellar).
The floors in the house are very strong.