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I dont remember Druery hill but I certainly remember Donkey Hill, I used to walk it when I was going to meet a friend . I was at Elliot Durham secondary school from 1972 till1976

My name then was Carol Long, anyone out there remember me, I was really good friends with a girl called Vicki Ball, and a boy called Derek Picker. any photos would be appreciated

 

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I walked down it and had a hotdog at the little cafe halfway down many many times. Broad Marsh and the bus to Clifton was just around the corner at the bottom.

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In my 'teens' I called in a barbers on Drury Hill, it's the only time I've ever been asked "Something for the weekend Sir"?

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This is what the top end of Drury Hill looks like now.

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And as the redevelopment of Broad Marsh has come to a halt, it'll probably stay like this for a while.

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The best laid schemes o' mice and men gang aft a-gley.

(Burns)

The recently demolished was a modern shiny glittering futuristic palace of straight lines and more straight lines and did its job while it lasted. But we never were keen on straight lines and grids in our towns. We let the continental grand planners do that. We built our towns piecemeal with curvy bits, twisty streets and quirky little parks and public gardens and human scaled streets.

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At least 26 Low Pavement is still standing. Anyone know whether it is in use now and for what purpose?  The building on the corner of Bridlesmith  Gate to the photographer's right was, for many years, Laura Ashley.

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24 and 26 Low Pavement are empty and available to rent through FHP at £155,000 pa. I couldn’t quite believe that so I had to go back and check! I can’t see a queue forming somehow.

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Many, many times the cost of their construction.  Fascinating buildings. I wouldn't like to see them hacked about any more than is already the case.

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I was referring to their internal composition. Very few rooms were intact in the 70s and 80s and may have been further mangled since that time.

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2 hours ago, Jill Sparrow said:

At least 26 Low Pavement is still standing. Anyone know whether it is in use now and for what purpose?  

 

1 hour ago, philmayfield said:

24 and 26 Low Pavement are empty and available to rent through FHP at £155,000 pa.

 

It was the Jamie Oliver restaurant until all 22 of them closed last year. If the Nottm one was £155k, multiply that up a few times......

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24 & 26 is now The Magic Garden 

http://themagicgardennotts.com/ 

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