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One of the photos in this thread http://nottstalgia.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=15580&hl= included part of Chapel Bar in the mid 60s. It made me realise that area doesn't have a thread of its own.

Chapel Bar used to look ok.

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Then the rot set in. (Same location)

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Back in the 20s.

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Halfway through messing with it in the 60s.

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And looking up Derby Road. (on the left)

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Done it again Cliff,excellent!

Photo.1 i can just make out The Fox past the canvas demolition sheeting.Post Office Austin is on the roundabout. Who's selling wines& spirits?

Photo.2 that awful bank became an employment agency in the 80's.

Above the Simca and Marina you can see Smalley's and Brittains running flush with the ABC.

Photo.3 has a wow! factor.

Photo.4 nice early Doormobile,those buildings were ready for the Watts treatment, wonder what's on at The Canon?

Photo.5 chapel Bar garage on the right.Rose and Thistle up further- the new rear part of Co-operative has yet to be built, will we see buses/trams coming down Derby rd.again?

Cheers Cliff.

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Looking at the photos and seeing what Chapel Bar/Derby Road look like now I think too much has been given over to the motor car.

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In the last picture, looking up Derby Road, was the road on the right known as Tollhouse Hill in those days, as it is now?

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That,s correct and I think it still is and it goes up to Wolaton Street.

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Looking at an old map, that road back then was known as Toll Street, so it's slightly changed. Modern equivalent of the bottom photo is approximately this. The red brick building on the right is in both versions.

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Going back to that picture looking up Derby Road, there appears to be a rather nice art-deco style garage on the right which bears the names Chapel and Garage.

If it was called Chapel Bar Garage, it wasn't exactly on Chapel Bar, was it?

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Was there ever a music or musical instrument shop on Chapel Bar called Robinsons? I am thinking about 1920's here.

There was a John McLellan, Pianoforte and Music Dealer at 5 Derby Road (i.e. at the very bottom, opposite Chapel Bar)

Going back to that picture looking up Derby Road, there appears to be a rather nice art-deco style garage on the right which bears the names Chapel and Garage.

If it was called Chapel Bar Garage, it wasn't exactly on Chapel Bar, was it?

This is closer when it was being demolished. Geography wasn't their strong point.

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At one time Chapel Bar went as far as the toll bar area,it was one road- from the ABC,say.

Was this a city entrance point when Nottm was walled?

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Another thing I noticed the pub with hickings sign,in pic one- in pic three the Windows and balustrade have gone,was this a 'new' building?

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It may not look it at first sight, but it's the same building - look at the decorative brickwork on the front right corner. In the 1920s photo Hickling's hadn't got their name across the top; and the quality of the photo makes the place look dirtier and darker.

And the clock sticking out on the wall is on all the photos.

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Another thing I've noticed in the picture of the demolition of the garage is what appears to be a pedestrian subway, presumably going under the bottom of Derby Road.

I never knew there was a subway there, how long did it last?

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At one time Chapel Bar went as far as the toll bar area,it was one road- from the ABC,say.

Was this a city entrance point when Nottm was walled?

Good guess. The wall went down Park Row and along Parliament St with a gate at Chapel Bar.

edit They uncovered part of the wall at Chapel Bar once. The gate was apparently demolished in 1743

https://sixtiespixnottingham.wordpress.com/nottinghams-medieval-town-wall/

http://www.gatehouse-gazetteer.info/English%20sites/2891.html

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Chris,they were building that when I walked to school every morning... Maybe 1969/70.

I think they filled it in just after the Friar Lane one.

Then the Theatre Sq one was back filled.

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This photo taken in the 1940's Co-operative house on the right visible..the garage on toll house hill is long gone and the Co-op had it's fishmongers and fruit and butchers shop.10aaae50ec693b7f63a4b32e749eaa34.jpg

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The Changing face of Chapel Bar.Toll-_Street-_City-_Gate-this-is-where-_Toll Street, 1959- looking towards Toll Garage and rear of Co- Operative House.Parliament-_Street-looking-towards-_DerbLooking at Chapel Bar..early morning..poster hanger don't mind ladders!Derby-_Road-at-its-junction-with-_Toll-_junction of Toll House Hill..Mia House and Clements to the left.Redevelopment-at-_Derby-_Road-_Maid-_Marmore redevelopment.Pic-of-_Albert-_Hall-taken-from-_Maid-_Mlate 1980's and the alterations continue.Upper-_Parliament-_Street-1989.jpgAll change again..a recruitment crowd i used on the right- Vicki shop on the left.Hollywood-_Salon-and-_Vicki-_Fashions-_Psaid shop with the Golden Egg.

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nottingham-chapel-bar-c1950_n50062.jpg1950, Chapel Bar. Smalleys is on the right..can just see ABC/ Cannon and St.Marys sticking up in the distance.

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The Little John Restaurant was popular in it's day..customers from Chaucer and Talbot street lunched there.c125fea07f011394bac013bcb5e93070--nottin

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68553.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgJust above Chapel Bar was Ludlows Bookies...The Am Oy chinese..Catfan was asking about this place a while back.The family relatives ran the Kong Nam also.

Next door is Tess's Cafe..sat on those window stools for yonks!

Tess's Snack Bar was a place of comfort after my eye accident-frothy coffee- apple pie and whipped cream..and more as the Kristadolous were family friends.Listening to' Sugar Sugar' and watching those plastic oranges bob up and down in the juice dispenser.

Tess and George moved up to Hamilton Rd.to run the Dorchester.

Funny thing this right eye is still jiggered..but Dr.Haworth did save it..memories.

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Wasn't the Shing Fat (Chinese) a bit further down Chapel Bar, nearly opposite the Odeon?

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