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VERY newly built by the look of it! Do you know what year that photo was taken? We moved in to our brand new house in 1951. I suppose the estate did look that raw and bare before people had made gardens but I don't remember it looking quite that empty. I guess maybe I was too young to notice such things.

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Now that I own the house I grew up in, I can tell you that the land upon which many of the houses were built was bought by the corporation from farmer Jackson at Old Park Farm. 

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I lived in Meldreth Road as a child in the 1950s and 1960s. The public library in the former stables at Old Park Farm was my Aladdin's Cave of treasures. The lady librarians welcomed children. You could stay for hours, reading in its warm and welcoming atmosphere. As a teenager I attended ballroom dancing classes on Saturday afternoons in the hall in the old farmhouse. Not very appropriate for working-class kids, but a safe place in which to meet boys!

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In the 50s I went on the crossbar of my dads bike to Old Park Farm.

Dad was a plumber for the Nottingham Education Committee and as a treat I would go to work with him sometimes.

We went there to fix a burst pipe.

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@Paul Dilks It’s good to see you’re posting on several threads!  I hope you’ll continue.

I know nothing all all about Bilborough but I know some people on here do.

Welcome !

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