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I once lived in the cul de sac above and left of the Capitol, and could clearly see it, and hear the trains. The Leen runs parallel to the green strip.

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10 hours ago, Cliff Ton said:

The building in the lower centre is the Capitol; the Colliery was behind and to the left, now occupied by a bit of green space and a bit of housing. Not sure I'd want to live in one of those houses.

 

Yes, I can now work out which window I was looking out of as a child.  We had friends who lived on Lynmouth Crescent and the Colliery must have been directly behind their back garden. Often visited them and never realised.  I suppose the whole area is riddled with mine workings.

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I had friends on there too Jill. The Whylds, who owned a filling station on Ilkeston Rd near the Loggerheads pub.

A crowd of us would often play in their garden which ran down to the Leen. Yes, we often fell in ! 

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Our friends were Bernard and Jean Hutchinson who lived at, I think, number 7. I remember how quiet it was down there.

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Back to the top end of Peveril Street, where it comes out alongside the bank building at Alfreton Road.... 

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Peveril St.was a booming little area ..even in the late 1970's.

Nottms first KFC opposite that bank..Johnathan James..The Windmill..The Alma and The Spread..Skills..Machins..was it the Dilshad Indian?..even the Marquis Of Waterford..not forgetting Scientific & Technical.

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