Ted Lewis and his friends, “The Riverbank Boys” found recreation in areas alongside the Humber particularly the Adamant Cement Works, then known as “The Old Cements” which derelict site inspired the backdrop to Jack Carter’s final life struggle in Get Carter. “On my right the boundary was a long low kiln so old that its top was totally covered with grass. To the left and in front of me two low broken down walls……. Beyond the tileries.. were the remains of a landing stage.” 


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When the Lewis family came to live in Barton in 1946, they lived at 118, East Acridge for 6 years.

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The former Barton County Primary School, the first school for young Edward Lewis, now Castledyke School.

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46, Westfield Road, the main Lewis family home, plaque presented by Barton Civic Society.

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The loft, ‘Kegsby Hall’, at 46 Westfield Road, the “den” of young Ted and his friends, approached down carriage road from West Acridge but not visible.

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Sweet shop at 102 High Street run by Bertha, his mother and where he celebrated part of his 21st birthday.

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White Lion (now a shop – sign still in evidence) where Ted drank and which he featured in The Rabbit.

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