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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 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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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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Hmmm... I don't think I imagined it. I remember the Kong Nam well. I sat at the bay window table numerous times.

The Shing Fat was proud of it Cantonese Cuisine - so much so it was on the name board. It was quite posh - all done in cinnabar red and gilt. It was a bit further up than the Kong Nam. Date 1974 - 78 period.

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