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Anyone who is too young to have been to it would never understand or comprehend the beauty and atmosphere of the place. It was huge but cosy. The glass roofs were mottled with decades of soot and sm

It was good to see the photo of Cliff Ton's photo of Victoria Station (#105). It was the exact spot where I met my wife on our first date. I'd met her a couple of days earlier at a Nottingham Cit

Before and After.

Sacrilege in the extreme.

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Last time I caught a bus out Victoria Bus Station I had a look at the view in the second photo at #51 and thought exactly the same as FLY2. Black & white photos make Victoria Station look as though is was all dirty black. I would like to see some colour photos of it so as to view it in sandstone colour. It must have looked quite something in the early 1900's.

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I'd still like to have my ashes spread over the parapet though.

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Not seen much of it lately though have we.

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Apologies if a link to this has been posted before. High(ish) quality short film, in colour, includes Nottingham Victoria station in use, and its demolition.

https://www.bridgemanimages.com/en-GB/asset/945349//great-central-railway-1960s-nottingham-victoria-station-exterior-and-platform-passengers-boarding-demolition-of-station

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Thanks for posting, Mark. Really enjoyed seeing the old but ultimately sad footage. The Victoria Station is only just in my memory so it's good to compare with that.

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I've had this hanging on my bog wall for around 35 years. It's one of a handful of my possessions which I would try to rescue in the event of a fire.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/p4po2e178eso6bh/small%20Nottingham%20Vic%201957%20%281%20of%201%29.jpg?dl=0

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Working out when these clips were filmed, the sequence from 1.29.06 (the loco with a wreath) - that looks to be the 'Last day last train' to London. The other clips of the working station look less easy to date precisely.

Does anyone else think in some ways Nottingham Victoria is under-represented in photographs and history? Many photos of locomotives, but far fewer of the day-to-day life of the station or even parts of it such as the ticket hall. The clock that the overbridge carried, it seems to have been removed at an early date, perhaps it succumbed to the station atmosphere? The roof glazing - removed during WW2? The upper floors of the buildings on the platforms ... used ... for what?

It comes across as a cruel twist of fate that Nottingham lost this building (and that line) and it's difficult to imagine the feelings of staff who worked the line in the fifties and later found themselves tasked as crew on one of the freights that passed through the wreck of the station even as it was demolished - and later, through the hole in the ground that the demolition left behind.

It's difficult not to imagine an alternate future - with a cleaned and reglazed Nottingham Victoria, an electrified line. Then there's the other things that a station needs now. Where to put the automatic ticket gateline? That narrow entrance doesn't look as though it would have been particularly kind to the need for automatic barriers. Also, step free access to the platforms?

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Found it very sad,probably because as a Van-lad at Midland Station in 1960 we often had to go to the Victoria station to un load a Scammel vehicle,they were strange motors,

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