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Meridian - Bridge on Haydn Road

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zab    44

I'm trying to remember when the bridge at Meridian on Haydn Road was demolished - the picture is a still from 1966.

I've got a feeling it was the late sixties but could have been early seventies, does anybody know for certain?

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philmayfield    819

I drove down that stretch of Haydn Road daily from 1972 until 1997 and although I remember the existence of the bridge I'm pretty sure it was not there in 1972.

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Cliff Ton    5,890

I had my first car in January 1975 and I'm sure I remember seeing (and driving under) this bridge in my early years of car ownership - which means it was there until at least the late 70s.

But I'm not certain, and maybe I just dreamed it.

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DJ360    2,598

TBH I don't remember the bridge at all. But I do remember the swimming pool at Meridian which we accessed off Mansfield Rd in the early 60s. As I recall you had to have some sort of relationship to a Meridian worker to get in.

Col

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zab    44

General consensus amongst contacts of mine is that the bridge was gone by 1972, I'd still like to get an exact date if I could - hoping an ex employee might know.

As regards, the swimming pool, access was from Haydn Road and you needed a pass, only available to employees, to get in; I used to live across the road and during my teens used to go nearly every day; it's a shame it was eventually closed.

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Cliff Ton    5,890

And it seems to have been built some time between the mid-20s and the mid-30s. It isn't on this photo from 1926 - the X is approximately where it would be - because there are clearly no buildings on the other side of the road, but they all appear by 1935. The sports ground to the left of the factory is still there today.

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And it's also a good view of Basford railway station.

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philmayfield    819

New Basford station in the foreground, Cooper Brothers knitwear factory over the railway line and Stag Cabinet opposite - although I'm not certain that it was occupied by Stag at the time of the photograph. Also the George Brough works can be seen facing onto Haydn Road just above Cooper's. All demolished now and replaced by housing and car showrooms

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SueK    0

I used to live Nottingham Road end & would often walk - or roller skate - through to Mansfield Road .. 

 

I remember this bridge - there were offices both sides of the road, with garages underneath - set in what was once a deep cutting ..

 

Cliff Ton - How do I get to see the photo you posted ? .. 

 

philmayfield - my mother once worked at Coopers - & my Grandpa was a Director at Stag and, for a short time, I worked in the Export office a P.P. Paynes .. 

 

Sue 

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DAVIDW    1,085

Welcome Suek ,

 

Not what you asked for but this is a pic of when the bridge , under construction in 1934 , fell down !

 

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Or from a different angle :

 

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Cliff Ton    5,890
38 minutes ago, SueK said:

Cliff Ton - How do I get to see the photo you posted ? .. 

 

The photo originally disappeared because Photobucket screwed up everyone's account last year.  I've now re-posted it, so if you scroll back a bit you'll be able to see it.

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catfan    9,578

When I joined NCT in '74 buses were forbidden to drive down Haydn Road because of that bridge, but we went under it under the watchful eye of our instructor !

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SueK    0

Thank you .. Great to see these old photos ... So I take it they rebuilt the bridge - obviously much stronger than this collapsed one .. :) .. 

 

I too have used the Meridian swimming pool; Once past the gate security it was easy .. :) .. It later became an indoor climbing centre .. 

 

Sue

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SueK    0

Hubby tells me that one of Uncles was employed on the construction of this building & that a good part of the frontage collapsed during it's construction .. Apparently, it was held back with a steel cable - the cable snapped & part of the frontage all fell down ..

 

Sue 

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