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I lived on Windmill Lane, Sneinton, from 1965-1980. I have mostly good memories of growing up, playing out & getting into scrapes! I was Rosie Scragg, back in those days. I’m especially interested in The Mounts, where I remember playing before the flats were built. Would love to hear your memories of the area too… 

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My missus was born at 138 Windmill Lane and I got my climbing bug from the Mounts - now flattened! Lion’s Head and those frightening, crumbly cliffs above the playing fields! I think I posted some pics of the Mounts as they are now. I (or Cliff!) will try to find them. Happy days!

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Just curious Affer, but where are/were "The Mounts". Or should I know.

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29 minutes ago, AfferGorritt said:

I got my climbing bug from the Mounts - now flattened! Lion’s Head and those frightening, crumbly cliffs above the playing fields! I think I posted some pics of the Mounts as they are now. I (or Cliff!) will try to find them. 

 

You've even started a thread about the subject ! ....but so far no-one's replied to it.

 

https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/18467-gooin-up-mounts/?

 

And there's another thread which mentions The Mounts, and does have replies.... 

 

https://nottstalgia.com/forums/topic/11446-greenspace-between-sneinton-carlton-road/?

 

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Can’t you imagine if these topics where all posted in the same thread, instead of just links?

Be so much simpler :crazy: you could call it something like

Sneinton?

St.Anns?

Carton?

Or just start a new topic for every post :shout:

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21 hours ago, Beekay said:

Just curious Affer, but where are/were "The Mounts". Or should I know.

Just in case you can’t place it from the links...

 

The Mounts were behind Manvers School on Carlton Road. We used to go up Hooton Street, opposite Hogarth School and crawl under the railings on long-gone Dawson Street to get onto Manvers playing fields. The Mounts were a series of clay cliffs, off to the left, towards the Thorneywood/Sneinton Dale railway line. Once the site of clay pits which furnished material for Nottingham’s brick makers I believe.

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