We were regular visitors when I was young and could look forward to some of the best home baking prepared by Auntie Alice in her Aga style cooker.
My favourite was ‘fat cake’ that was made using any excess pastry from the pies and was filled with currants and sultanas. Best served still warm from the oven and slathered in butter.
The other thing I enjoyed was the garden which seemed huge to me at the time. You can see from this this Streetview image how it wrapped around and to the side of the house and the raised sheds at the back were where Charlie kept chickens and grew tomatoes.
I’m not sure how Zetland Street got its name. I can’t imagine it came from the zebroid cross between a zebra and a Shetland pony, known as a Zetland, but it may offer a clue.
Zetland is the archaic spelling of the Scottish island of Shetland and it is likely that the street is named after the Earls and Marquesses of Zetland who also gave their name to that suburb of Sydney in New South Wales.
The earls and marquesses were members of the Dundas family and, although Scottish by descent, their estate was Aske Hall in Yorkshire, so fittingly for ABC Wednesday, my last post in this round takes us from Zetland to Aske and neatly from Z to A.