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Cecil Street, Lenton


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Photographs

Photograph by Paul Bexon 2004

Photograph by Paul Bexon 2004

As this 2004 photograph reveals, Cecil Street is situated off Castle Boulevard. On the left of the shot is the 'new' road which provides access to the Castle Marina complex. In order to create sufficient space for this new link road Charlton Street, the original street built here in the 1880s, had to come down.

Several of the corner shops in this area underwent conversion into sales outlets for fitted kitchen show rooms, conservatory suppliers and the like - all hoping to attract the attention of those visiting the MFI warehouse situated across the road. The premises in the photograph are Grove Kitchens, housed at No. 209 Castle Boulevard.

This shot of Cecil Street was taken in 1978 by Peter Holland from its junction with Castle Boulevard.

Photograph by Paul Bexon 2004

This is the same view of Cecil Street as the 1978 shot but taken in 2004. 'Cecil' doubtless referred to some family connection relating to the original developer of this part of Lenton. The research to identify the person in question has yet to be carried out - any offers?



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