Cliff Ton

Nottingham from above - Broad Marsh & Canal Street

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Two enlargements taken from sections of one original photo.

This is the first version of Broad Marsh bus station, its location is approximately in the middle of the present day version. The factory at the bottom is Widdowson's on Canal Street. For another reference, the infamous Tower pub is in the centre across the top. (light-coloured building with a rounded corner).

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On the same original photo was this stretch of Canal Street. The main building is Midland Magneto, remembered by many Nottstalgians. Note the ‘Player’s Please’ advert to the left of the entrance. The stacks of wood belonged to Fitchett and Wollacott.

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A few others.

Shakespeare Street http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14599

 

Castle Gate http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14629

 

Mount Street http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14705

 

City Ground http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14744

 

Daybrook http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=14780

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Crackers Cliff!!

I am confused,I can't visualise anything on photo. 1

Also towards the top of the picture.. is that the city wall?

Many thanks,Ian.

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The street (top left just beyond the railway) is Sussex Street which became Middle Marsh & then Middle Hill

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Great pictures, Cliff Ton. I see the buildings in front of the line of cars, mid-right edge, originally the Players factory.

My first three cars were well-acquainted with Midland Magneto.

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The lower photo just shows a point which can be forgotten - that there were two railway bridges over Canal Street. The main GC line going towards Arkwright St and over the river; and the line which branched off at Weekday Cross to go towards Sneinton.

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Think of this as a ground-level view of the two main photos.

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I was trying to count how many bridges like this..including brick/stone ones were there?..from Bulwell lido to Arkwright st and stretching across to Sneinton say?to Wiford lane.

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Ian the entire stretch of track from New Basford to the River Trent Crossing(Nottingham Goods South) was in a tunnel/cutting or viaduct.

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I only got 16..forgot Bestwood.. Any chance someone could list them.there is a pint or three in it at a meet- up,cheers Ian.

Thanks Benjamin!!

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Ian "IF" you really want to know try this book

The Great Northern Railway in the East Midlands Vol2(of 4) by Alfred Henshaw.

Also features the G.C. from Annesley -Weekday Cross

If you are interested in the G.C. or G.N.R. in the Nottingham area all 4 volumes are a must.

The books were published 1999 - 2003

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Got all four, and these books are an absolute mine of information and are certainly invaluable to anyone with an interest in local railways.

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No sign of volume 3 of the Story of the Nottingham Suburban railway from Book Law ?

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I'll take a trip up there next week BW, it's not too far from me. I'll have a look at the sale items too, I got some good bargains last visit.

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Been on their web site today and there is no mention there.

I paid them a visit in October & was told publication would be the end of 2015.

I Know David is quite seriously ill so I expect this is the reason for none publication?

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Received from Amazon this morning, a lovely little book entitled 'The Great Central East of Sheffield , vol 1' , by Geoffrey Hurst.

Slightly off our area but a very descriptive book and mostly previously unseen pictures.

It's certainly keeping me occupied on a cold, grey, damp and miserable afternoon.

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Any more enlargements Cliff, I was enjoying the series!

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