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Alfreton Rd., Arkwright St. and Mansfield Rd.used to have a diverse selection of shops in the 60’s/70’s. Arkwright St. is now predominantly housing, Alfreton Rd. is a run down, no go area and only Mansfield Road remains as being vaguely interesting

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Always enjoyed Alfreton road.......used to go quite often in the early 80s...........Running Horse...Windmill......Queens and a couple of other Pubs cant remember the names.....

            Also had a good Pal who had a grocery store at the Top End.........he looked after several'' ladies of the night'' very early in the morning....with cups of Coffee in the back of the store...and they purchased their 'Nightly needs'' from him........often joined them and they Regaled me with their stories...lovely bunch and very funny............back then Alfreton road was full of real 'Characters''........

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This photo recently appeared in another thread, but its natural home should be here. It's the junction of Alfreton Road-Radford Blvd-Gregory Blvd.

 

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 The garage is named Westbourne; and on the far right of the photo a lady is about to cross Grimston Road; that could just possibly be my grandma who lived up there.

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