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Has anybody got any pictures of the area around Rolleston drive and Howbeck road from around this time or any information about when houses were built?

Many thanks.

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Has anybody got any pictures of the area around Rolleston drive and Howbeck road from around this time or any information about when houses were built?

Many thanks.

I lived on Dereham Drive in 1971/2 which is a few roads off Rolleston Drive. I was only 3 at the time. This house [3 bed detached] was the show house ad had only just been built. The house was fully furnished to include bedding, nighties ad pjs and even cutlery laid out on the tables [mind you having just moved back from Australia this was all needed!!!!] I believe that this house was a pricely sum of £4,000 then I don't have a photo of it and not sure without asking my mum who the builders were.

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I lived on Dereham Drive in 1971/2 which is a few roads off Rolleston Drive. I was only 3 at the time. This house [3 bed detached] was the show house ad had only just been built. The house was fully furnished to include bedding, nighties ad pjs and even cutlery laid out on the tables [mind you having just moved back from Australia this was all needed!!!!] I believe that this house was a pricely sum of £4,000 then I don't have a photo of it and not sure without asking my mum who the builders were.

Spooky my mother in law lives on Dereham. What number did you used to live at, I Believe they moved in around 71/72.

I can't find it at the moment but there is an aerial shot of arnold, more towards woodthorpe but including a bit of what would become the estate with Derham and the football estate. Only the older houses in woodthorpe are built though. I think you can find it on www.picturethepast.org

If I find it I'll post.

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There are some good aerial shots of old Nottingham in this months Byegones from the Evening Post

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Spooky my mother in law lives on Dereham. What number did you used to live at, I Believe they moved in around 71/72.

I can't find it at the moment but there is an aerial shot of arnold, more towards woodthorpe but including a bit of what would become the estate with Derham and the football estate. Only the older houses in woodthorpe are built though. I think you can find it on www.picturethepast.org

If I find it I'll post.

Can't remember what number it was [will ask my mum] but I do know that it was right next to a 'jitty'And I'm sure that some georgean style houses in terraces were along side this jitty....

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I moved to a brand new house on Winthorpe Road in 1958, as an 8 year old. It was the first road to be built off Rolleston Drive, up the hill. The new estate was called Hill Farm Estate. Within 2 or 3 years all the other roads full of houses were built around our road and then Arnold High School was built over the top of the hill. The Rolleston Drive shops weren't built when we first moved up there. We had Co-op deliveries for just about everything ..... milk, bread, meat and a big library-type of van brought groceries! When the shops were finally opened they catered for everything, I even remember which each shop specialised in. Nothing like nowadays, when most of these shops are takeaways! Opposite Winthorpe Road were fields and a brook, where we kids would play (hence the name Brookfield Road now) It was a few years before the new estate up Howbeck was built. In those early days there were prefabs on the left (Kiddier Avenue) and council houses on the right, just before Coppice Road. The light industrial units between Darlton Drive and the start of the council houses were built in the mid 60's. In answer to Zimbo's request of 4(!) years ago, sorry I've only just found this site, I don't really have any photos of significance of the area, just ones showing us kids playing in the garden with only fields in the background, whereas a short time later it was totally built up. Btw, my parents bought the 3 bed semi for £2.5k !!

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Welcome LizzieM

Thank you for the 'topic bump'

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Interesting bump for a thread where the original topic had been asleep for 5 years. There are quite a few aerial views of Arnold on PTP depending on the search terms you use.

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Batwings, welcome to Nottstalgia and thank you so much for posting the aerial shot. I've never seen that before and find it so interesting seeing all the fields surrounding the estate I'd moved to in 1958. It wasn't long before the Wimpey Estate was built up Gedling Road towards The Plains, and all the allotments towards the bottom of the photo then became another housing estate. I have lovely memories of my childhood there. Fascinating, thanks!

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Thanks for the welcome.

Presumably the buildings directly above the school running track on the photo is Coppice Farm (The farmhouse that is, not the school). Comparing old maps with new ones, it looks as though it would have been near to the end of where Davidson Close now is, possibly the site of the shop or maybe a touch closer to Richey Close. The path that led to the farm from Mapperley Plains Road is still a public footpath, as is part of the path that carried on towards the Brookfield Road area.

Christ the King school apparently opened in 1971 and I believe the school still looked out upon open space on the North Eastern side for some time after that with both Darlton Drive and Newcombe Drive being dead ends before finally joining up in the mid 1970s.

Ramsey Drive and its offshoots sprung up around 1970. Many people assume the roads around that area were named after the 1966 England World Cup winning sqaud, but names like Astle, Cooper, Osgood, Bonetti and Hunter came to the fore a few years later. The inclusion of (Peter) Bonetti - plus Chelsea team-mate (Bobby) Tambling - suggests to me that these roads at least were named sometime between Bonettis appearance in the FA Cup final in April 1970 and his calamitous performance in the World Cup Quarter-final in June 1970. There are also roads in that area named after people associated with other sports. I'd imagine Coppice Farm Primary School opened shortly afterwards, circa 1971-74.

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In an effort to make things a bit easier to understand, here's the Football Estate area before the Football Estate was built (with apologies for some dodgy joins in the map)

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My uncle lived at 4 Needham Road and I can well remember going through the hedge at the bottom of his garden straight onto ploughed fields.

One of his sons Ken lived at the prefabs corner of Rolleston Dr and Coppice Rd.

Colin

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We probably should mention the other two lost farm houses in the area, Arnold Hill Farm - which would have been at the bottom of where Eaton Avenue now is (on the Eastern side where it junctions with Clarborough Drive) - and Plains Farm, which would have been on the Western side of Wembley Road as it curves around to meet Peters Close.

I have a similar map to the one posted above, the only notable difference being the lack of roads on the Hill Farm Estate to the north of Darlton Drive, so I'd guess that Langford Road etc. was built up during 1960-62 after Darlton Drive (up to the point where Christ the King would eventually be built) had been completed in 1959. Did they leave a space for the church on Shirley Drive, or did that go up at the same time as the houses?

I didn't know that the area north of Middlebeck Drive was known as The Gables. A small part of the footpath that ran from Plains Road up that end and down to Beechwood Road still exists. Theres a little swing gate almost hidden in the hedge next to a large tree off the Plains Road, you go through that and walk through the middle of a field and then come to a stile which takes you onto a path past a row of houses and onto Crawford Rise (the houses there look very late 1970s/early 1980s).

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