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Maid-_Marian-_Way-underpass.jpgAmazing the Sal still stayed open.

Creating the underpass in the mid 60's.

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67554.1.640.640.UNPAD.jpgLooks all done here. Talking to a nice homeless chap when i was over last...some are billeted in that office block!

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Replacing another deleted photo, view of what is the bottom of a now busier and more cluttered MMW.a7e1ae047bf622fd52d9376b5e4cd159--nottin

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image_thumb_4.pngNew and the old together.Peoples College and ..as yet uncleared buildings.

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This is taken from Amberley St..long gone now.Postern st is visible.1958.5a651e467f2a35ef385ebd6086255972.jpg

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e053cc853aea8fa5bdc76fa24ba9bb75.jpgconstruction on what was dubbed as Europes ugliest street.

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What these pictures of MMW fail to do, unfortunately, is to give any idea of the proximity of the Castle. Non-Nottinghamians may not realise that only a few metres away are buildings of major historical importance, not only important to Nottingham but to a wider British history - the Trip to Jerusalem, for example.

 

Who knows what else may have been destroyed by this mindless destruction of a historical part of the city?

 

What was achieved, apart from the construction of a box-like abomination (People's College) and the Ugliest Street in Europe?

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38 minutes ago, jonab said:

What these pictures of MMW fail to do, unfortunately, is to give any idea of the proximity of the Castle. Non-Nottinghamians may not realise that only a few metres away are buildings of major historical importance, not only important to Nottingham but to a wider British history - the Trip to Jerusalem, for example.

 

Who knows what else may have been destroyed by this mindless destruction of a historical part of the city? 

 

What was achieved, apart from the construction of a box-like abomination (People's College) and the Ugliest Street in Europe?

Standard Hill is the one that annoys me. Can you imagine Lincoln, Chester or York doing that?

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96870578ebd8630ec1a4e14b854c7d85.pngJonab, this is 1950...looking towards Jessamine Cottages- roughly where Severns is now?

The spire..that was captured in a photo i posted on Canal St...St.Patricks?

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The 'other' side of Maid Marian Way.image_thumb_22.png1950, Castle Rd.image_thumb_16.pngCastle Rd..1950's before the bulldozer.

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image_thumb_13.pnglate 1940's taken from where the Robin Hood statue is today.4ae7985205e017b7634e173a441a6b94.png1947, before Peoples College.

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2c115a7404fd440a56f26ea7bab1b2fc.jpgA more familiar flipside to MMW.image_thumb_7.pngAn as yet unmolested scene..St.Nicholas's in the distance.

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Thanks Dave..i was trying the other day to recall the Newsagents in the centre of the Underpass..Prestons.

Now , i wonder who ran the shops under Theatre Sq and Broad Marsh

subways.

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Some time ago now, i posted an article about Peoples College buying a new bus many many years ago.PH-_MGO-1-1000x1000.jpgStill lingering when snapped here in 1965.

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I can't believe that it is 50+ years since the monstrous Maid Marian Way was put in.

It was called the ugliest road in Europe and destroyed so much of the Midland Queen

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Good spot for curryhouses though Oz...took nearly 30 years for it to come into it's own.

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