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There's a posh end?

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I live between Bulwell and Southglade Park.

I can assure you there is no Posh end, just our little Posh Island that the Police helicopter uses to hover over most Friday evenings looking into Bestwood.

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I'd never heard of Southglade Park and I was raised on Southglade Road.  So I just looked it up and yes, it is indeed called Southglade Park, though it's not much more than a grassed over version of what were open fields to the East of Hucknall Road, occupied by assorted farms.  So, I'm guessing that Stuart C lives on the development around Rigley Rd, which was the site of Rigley's Wagon Works?

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Yes I live on the Old Rigleys site.

Been here since they were first built and have been digging up old wagon bolts and lumps of steel in the garden ever since.

Apparently Rigleys used to burn all the wood from the wagons, I think in what's now my back garden..

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That's exactly where I've been, Darnal Close off Rigley Rd. I also remember when that was all fields and farms. It was part of our cross country course when I was at Mellish. Quite nice area. Not proper Bulwell though! I always think of Bulwell as the Bogs and Market Place and St. Mary's church. Bulwell actually covers a very large area.

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As I remember Rigleys, they had sidings close to the old Leen Valley line.  These extended southwards towards Southglade Road, ending in a steep bank down to the field opposite Southglade.  In the South East corner they had a general dumping area, where they tipped old paint cans, furnace slag and assorted other rubbish. To the East of the works they had their sand quarry.  To the North, their offices, running pretty much all the way down to what we knew as 'Lover's Lane', now Top Valley Way.

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I remember seeing Rigleys from the train somewhere near Hucknall Rd. on my daily train journey from Daybrook to Basford North and back. The walk to and from the stations at each end took far longer than the rail trip!

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15 minutes ago, philmayfield said:

That's exactly where I've been, Darnal Close off Rigley Rd. I also remember when that was all fields and farms. It was part of our cross country course when I was at Mellish. Quite nice area. Not proper Bulwell though! I always think of Bulwell as the Bogs and Market Place and St. Mary's church. Bulwell actually covers a very large area.

 

I'm on the first road, Rugby.

 

 

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As I remember Rigleys, they had sidings close to the old Leen Valley line.  These extended southwards towards Southglade Road, ending in a steep bank down to the field opposite Southglade.  In the South East corner they had a general dumping area, where they tipped old paint cans, furnace slag and assorted other rubbish. To the East of the works they had their sand quarry.  To the North, their offices, running pretty much all the way down to what we knew as 'Lover's Lane', now Top Valley Way.

 

Found this recently 1913.

 

http://www.archiuk.com/cgi-bin/build_nls_historic_map.pl?search_location=, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire&latitude=53.035660&longitude=-1.211072

 

If you zoom in (top left of screen) on where Southglade Rd / Rigleys is, it shows the 1913 map with all the farms before Bestwood and with current layout very faint in the background.

Use the slider in the top right of screen and you can fade the current layout in.

 

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That's excellent Stuart.

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Looking at your map I think there were some Rigley’s works near Leen Valley junction back in the 50’s. The line closed during my time at Mellish and initially they provided a ‘bus from the yard at the back of Daybrook station adjacent to the Be Ro factory. Subsequently we had to get on a ‘bus at the top end of Valley Rd. and then catch a 43/44 along Vernon Rd. to Highbury Vale.

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3 hours ago, philmayfield said:

I'm safely home now. It was quite a pleasant area near the common.

Did you check if you'd still got all your wheels and wing mirrors when you got home ??

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Didn't see a sole apart from the seller. It's a very pleasant area just over the road from the common. It's not Bulwell proper.

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Phil, perhaps you didn't see a sole because they were all lying flat?   They obviously weren't floundering around or you'd have spotted one...

 

 

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Ah, 'spell check' wouldn't have spotted that would it? Must learn to check my flippant remarks more carefully! Thank you for the correction!

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It's a pleasure, Phil.   We Carlton le Willows girls (hello @LizzieM ) are like Rottweilers when it comes to correct English!   

Pleas feel free to corect my spelling ennytime.   

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Please feel free to correct my spelling anytime.   Will that do Margie ?

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Rottweilers are German and don't speak perfect English. Believe it or not I've been to Rottweil so I can confirm that.  

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4 hours ago, DJ360 said:

As I remember Rigleys, they had sidings close to the old Leen Valley line.  These extended southwards towards Southglade Road, ending in a steep bank down to the field opposite Southglade.  

 

I might've posted something like this before, but here it is again. The arrow on the right is Rigley's works; arrow on the left is Bulwell Common station.

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