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Cliff Ton

Scenes which haven't changed so much.

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This is what happens when you take a few old photographic postcards, and then play around with Streetview. Not everything gets ruined all the time.

 

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I see the powers that be haven't ruined those Cliff, very good.

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That bend in the road by Wollaton Church is a bit dodgy if you’re faced with an HGV now though.  

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That picture of St Mary's church Blidworth is take from Ricketts Lane which if you follow along takes you past the old Blidworth windmill,  "Druid's Stone" and out on to the A60 the Nottingham-Mansfield road near the table top tree and the Bessie Shepherd stone.

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Know the area well oz..my mates the Monk family lived in Lane House.

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Was that the Monk's who owned S.A. Monk of Sutton in Ashfield and Nottingham?

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Love the photo of Ollerton. That area is prominent in my family tree with my great grandfather being born in Wellow and his siblings at Ompton. That line of the family goes back through Kneesall, Bilsthorpe and Laxton. Great great grandad ended his days in Retford, keeping a pub after farming all his life.

 

A few years ago, I worked at Welbeck House in Ollerton, built on the site of the former Colliery. Hated the place. It was a soulless building. Often visited Retford, which is still a nice town. It's nice to walk the same ground your ancestors knew, even if it does look very different.

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Except for the beautiful gate boarded up. Oh ! And where's all the students litter ?

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Spent many a happy hour up past the table top tree NADVAS range was just on the left up Rickett's lane in the old sand quarry

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And in Newark, nothing seems to have been demolished for at least 150 years.

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Our nearby town, Newark, is very interesting architecturally. Probably the nicest town in the county. Lots of places to eat and drink and some good antique shops. Avoid it at the moment though. Severn Trent are installing a necessary new sewer system and the town centre is chaotic. I feel sorry for the traders. Only those directly on the roads adjoining the works are getting compensation for the disruption but the whole town is affected. The work is scheduled to finish in June. Please come and spend lots of money after then - you will be very much welcomed!

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