THIS WEEK IN 1970: Squatters forced to move '“ next door
A father of 10 squatting at Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw, was forced to move '“ to the house next door.
The family was moved by order of a High Court judge in London who ruled they had to leave the council house in which they had been squatting.
As workmen secured 176 Twyford Avenue – watched by a High Court tipstaff – the family carried out the removal by handcart to number 178, Swindon House.
There they were permitted the use of the upstairs rooms as a flat by a family friend.
Following the move with his wife and children, the man said: ‘There is just about enough room to house the wife and kids. Next week I start a job in London, but I shall be able to see the family regularly.
‘I don’t know how long we can stay here, but it is a great load off my mind to know the wife and kids have accommodation near the city.’