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My Dad originally came from Sneinton TBI and he always spoke of the " Mounts ". Could this be the area. Anyone put some light on it?

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I think the area to the left of Colwick Woods might be these allotments off Sneinton Dale. The housing in front of them on the photo would be Port Arthur Road etc.

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Thanks Cliff Ton. Yes, that seems to fit. I was also puzzled by the large white structure above the rooflines and in front of that open space.

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These photos evoke happy memories.

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Just noticed Popham Street was/is off Narrow Marsh(now Cliff Road) not Broad Marsh.(sorry to be a pedant) :)

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Newcomer here, I did like that viaduct, and I watched all day as the Cornish building came down, I reckon someone took a picture over my shoulder, if anyone wants to see a slideshow of the day I can recommend a website.

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Welcome to Nottstalgia, The Tramp...I look forward to sharing your memories... hellothere

ps...What is the website that you mention, please?

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Greetings Trevor. The dust on demo day jammed the camera shutter! Took scores of pics, the website is nottinghamoffcentrereview -- one word, Google usually finds it. Go to Pie Powder - then Still at work in Foundry Lane - then down to - Somethings changed in Foundry Lane.

I resisted joining Nottstalgia for months, fell for it in the end, sound like nice people, a few anoraks though. Bless them.

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welcome The Tramp, from an old wrinkled anorak nice to see

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I watched all day as the Cornish building came down, I reckon someone took a picture over my shoulder,

Might've been me.

Here's a couple of additional photos I took on the day I did the others (# 41) but I hadn't posted these before; although they're not the sharpest I've ever taken.

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There were some good engineering drawings and plans of the London Road end of the viaducts in 'The Engineer' around 1899-1900. I have a copy of the relevant pages somewhere on my PC but can't find them just at the moment.

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Found this lovely painting/print of Weekday Cross:

 

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Cornish Engineering continue to be among the very best if you want gears cutting.

I use them for all sorts of jobs.

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Looks like I've got the middle bits behind 'Boots Print'

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PS The Mounts were at the top of Rossington Rd., maybe what was left after quarrying for brick making?

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Slightly delayed reaction to those photos.........did you take them yourself Albert Smith, or have you borrowed them from somewhere ?     If you took them, where were you standing ?

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Ssshhh. I was on the roof of Boots Print, Station St. Practica 35mm, not v. good, turned towards the 'castle' and the shutter stuck commercial D & P.

Boots shut down shortly after & when Capitol One took over the arches soon came down for extra car parking!

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There must be a topic covering this subject so if you are an admin, please let me know where it is so that I can use it for any future postings. 

 

Malt Mill Lane.....is that Harry Lime?

 

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I've moved the post into this thread. This photo shows the road under the bridge in #66.

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A potted history of the area's arches and buildings including Garner's Hill garden. The narrative helpfully suggests  that the Contemporary visually combines the old and new, which I may be inclined to agree with.

 

 

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An interesting video with a great selection of old photos - although obviously biased towards the glorification of the Contemporary as a building and an organisation.

 

Personally, I’ve always thought it’s a hideously ugly place, unsympathetic to the surrounding area. One of the worst sore thumbs ever to stand out anywhere. I struggle to see any link between it and the older Lace Market buildings; the lace pattern on the outside seems like a pathetic attempt to make a silk purse out of the ear of a very ugly sow.

 

But I’ll watch it again because of the old photos.

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A few years ago I was with some oversea friends and drove through the lace market area to show them some of the lovely buildings. When we went past the Contemporary Art building they asked what they were building there. It had been completed several years by then. A disgraceful eyesore in a beautiful historic area.

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I have to admit it's a bit Tom Sharpe, what were the council thinking when they approved it?

Like a lot of contemporary stuff people are so afraid of being called Philistines because they 'don't get it' they will go along with almost anything. That includes 120 building bricks lying on the floor - well worth £120,000 of anybody's money. A steel cube with holes in it, a dirty old bed and a carbuncle of a market square.

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