Cliff Ton

A bit of old Lenton disappears

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My Great Grandparents had a Newsagents at 24 Park Road for many years, until about 1930 when they moved to a newly built house in Wollaton village.  Their 3 daughters, one of whom was my Granny, knew Albert Ball really well as he was the same age. My Grandad used to send letters to him in France.

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The pedantic police say yes. 56 lb half hundredweight before this silly EU rubbish.

 

It wasn't pedantism, catfan, it was me checking that my recollection of a measuring system that I have not used for fifty or so years was correct.

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All good jonab...nice to have Some reaction!

Seem to recall those paper spud sacks had a wire loop around the top?

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The building of Abbey Bridge.Building-_Abbey-_Bridge-and-the-_Castle-Great craftsmanship in those days.

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My Grandad and Gt Grandad had a timber business somewhere there, probably under the arches(?) in the 1920/1930s.  They went bust in the Great Depression.  The company was called Moss & Alvey, but sadly I have no other info. 

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Correct Lizzie at the end of 1928 Moss & Alvey rented 5 arches to the sum of £2.10 shillings a week.

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Oh thanks Ian, another piece of my family history discovered.  Great Grandad Alvey was a Manager in the timber trade up in Scunthorpe docks, certainly when my Granny was born in 1898. At some stage he moved the family back down to his roots in Nottingham and opened a Newsagents on Park Road, Lenton, just around the corner from Abbey Bridge. In 1916 his daughter, (my Granny) married my Grandad who was also in the timber trade so I suppose they thought it a good idea to start the business.  Tough times. 

 

 

 

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As far as i recall Alveys supplied shoreing timbers for excavations..especially..i think around Low Pavement / and railway diggings.

Remembered that from RCTS film shows!!

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