To the left is an image of the junction of Sugham Lane and Heysham Road in about 1900 and apart from being a junction bears no resemblance to what you see there today. Possibly there is a tiny remnant of the old wall on the north corner of Sugham Lane. The pointed arch over the entrance gateway reads around the sloping sides Aldren’s Strawberry Gardens but in Bulmer’s Directory of Heysham (1913) the then proprietor James Wyton uses the longer title as on this page.
James Aldren (1828-1904) was born in Heysham, the eldest son of Thomas Aldren and Ellen (also) Aldren. Ellen was born in Heysham and Thomas elsewhere in Lancashire. In 1850 James married Mary Gibson (1829-1914). The third witness to the marriage is Thomas John Knowlys’ eldest daughter Mary Isabella; a reasonable assumptioon is that Mary Gibson was a servant at Heysham Tower.