Willow wilson

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  1. The old police station with air raid shelter and no railings. Looks like the trees have been pruned too. The new station was a grey concrete building (typical 60s style) with a flat portico. They used to put an illuminated Christmas tree on it for the duration of the season.
  2. I had a "drive" along Gregory boulevard using Google earth for comparison (with Nottingham Post) and the overall impression of some of these houses shows that above the normal mundane, parked-car-strewn, busy-busy eye-level the elegant Victorian building details and decorations are largely intact, proud, everlasting and confident, still watching over the human machinations below. So it's not all doom. (Architectually speaking).
  3. In the 50s and 60s my doctor's surgery was on Gregory boulevard next to a bank on the corner of Radford rd, number 45 I think, a large Victorian semi with a stone eagle statue atop the gate pillars. It was very old and basic inside. The Mary Potter 1960s building across the road further down was far more appropriate being purpose built. Externally those houses in those days were of their original appearance but imo they've been unsympathetically altered for commercial use since then.
  4. That Valley road petrol station sold Repsol petrol around '90 -'92.
  5. I thought that Pepper st and the vacuum cleaner shop was about opposite Byard lane, which would be just by the camera. That next to Lloyds looks too narrow for Pepper. Edit looking at Google earth and counting the buildings it does look like Pepper st in the above photo. The picture foreshortens it a bit. And my memory does too.
  6. Vacuum cleaner shop, there was one I recall, Bridlesmith gate at the top of Pepper st. (Memory from 1964.)
  7. Me too! (Polishes fingernails on lapel)
  8. Good memories of those days. Here's a couple of reminders for me from '64.
  9. The light coloured 2 storey building with the steep roof near the top of the street is Severn's, located where it had stood since 1450. It was moved to Castle rd in 1970.
  10. Thanks for researching that Cliff Ton. This one, next to the pub and near the shops and bus stops, post office etc certainly would carry a greater familiarity post-war than the other one and maybe prone to wrong identification. It's the Whitemoor mystery.
  11. Points of interest. Opposite the pub was a playing field and along the south side of this was a prefabricated concrete building which I think, but not 100% sure, was an annexe for Berridge school (Jill ?). Towards Nottingham, next, was Wade's leather works. Then a row of terraced houses ending at a couple of shops and the post office. One of these houses was the hq office of Elliots steeplejacks. Across Albert avenue then a couple of Victorian houses and next, opposite Haslemere road was an archway which I believe accessed the back yard of a hosiery works which fronted onto Albert Ave. Next to this arch way (still on Nuthall rd) was a bread and confectioners by the name of Lillicrap. Further along was a small haberdashery/wool shop name of Brunt. Next along was a beautiful Victorian villa, 3 storey, double bay front and with an elegant arched front door access. This house was used in the 70s as student accommodation for American students at University. Somewhere here was the acces to Dalgliesh's. Next was Jones's soft drinks depot fronted by a large open concrete yard, good for racing bikes around after hours, and then a long blue brick yard at right angles to the main road and bounded on opposite long sides by 6 or 8 terraced houses. These were named Table Row I believe. There may have been 2 of these yards at one time. Next in line was the Nags Head pub. Opposite Brunts wool shop was Martin's garage and petrol station. South from here was a small TARDIS police box and then the Methodist church. Disclosure, my family lived in this vicinity, same house, for 76 years.
  12. There was an orchard of sorts between Whitemoor Cottage and Haslemere rd, still there in the 60s. So from modern maps Haslemere would start just to the left of opposite Albert Ave, just about where that tree is touching the left edge of the pic. Albert Ave is shown diagonal, centre bottom of the picture. The first 4 (2 semis) houses built on north side of Haslemere had back gardens which shared the common boundary with Whitemoor Cottage. The old orchard now has modern houses built on it.
  13. Jill, the Methodists vacated it probably owing to expense and lack of patronage. The Lutherans took it on and erected a new annex on ground to the west. This included a pre-school nursery which was very well attended. I think the wider Lutheran congregation met in a different church every week on a rota basis. Changing tack but still on the map, ref an earlier post, there is an access road just below and parallel to Albert Avenue that terminates in a cross shaped yard. On the north side of the yard was a workshop and store of Dalgliesh's.
  14. Being picky here, Jill. The church in the centre of the pic (if that's the one you refer to) was Methodist until about 1970. The house marked W. Cottage on the aerial photo was the house I thought was Whitemoor lodge. It has a small porch on the front and it sits in a very large garden adjoining the pub (W. House). Unnamed but clearly shown on the map. It isn't W cottage. "W. Cottage" is clearly shown on the map to the left of this big house. W. Cottage as shown on the map is an empty plot nearer to Albert Avenue and has no building on it. Edit. but there again it could be and on the map that's the nearest place for its title