"HOME, sweet home."
That was the reaction of the first families to receive the keys to the rented homes in the new-look Guildford Street.
It has been renamed Orchard Drive after a £6 million transformation, as reported, and has now welcomed its first residents, who started moving in yesterday.
Retired couple George and Kathleen Wilson celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary in August and have received the keys to their new home as they begin an exiting new chapter in their lives.
George, 83, is a former engineer at LSC Engineers, and Kathleen, 79, a former factory worker at Bird's Eye and later a warden at a group dwelling for the elderly.
The couple have three children, Carol, Theresa and Andrew, ten grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, so jumped at the chance of the offer of a three-bedroomed home in Orchard Drive, for which they will be subject to bedroom tax.
Walking into the home for the first time, George said: "This looks much better than what was here before. It is lovely and it has a garden.
"They used to look after Guildford Street trimming the trees and keeping it tidy, before it started to degenerate about 30 years ago. This looks better than before."
Kathleen was equally thrilled and enjoyed opening the door to their new home.
She said: "I remember when it was a lovely street. There were some lovely people. This is back to how it was as I remember it.
"I can understand why so many of the former residents want to move back in. It looks very nice. It did used to have a reputation, but this is a big difference."