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Charlton Street, Lenton

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In this 1946 aerial photograph the red arrow shows the location of Charlton Street which was a short section of roadway lying off Castle Boulevard. It disappeared in the very early 1980s to allow for the construction of the bridge over the canal providing access to the Castle Marina site.

The view of Charlton Street from Castle Boulevard in 1975. The properties on both sides of the road would be demolished in the early 1980s along with all the other properties on Castle Boulevard to left of this photograph.

This 1975 photograph shows Rose Cottages, a set of properties abutting on to the canal with access from Castle Boulevard - located to the east of Charlton Street. They would also be demolished in the early 1980s.

The original version of this photograph was featured in an edition of the Nottingham Evening Post dated 13 April 1981. Headlined 'Gardens, Bridge in New Plans' the accompanying caption read: Houses cleared, says the notice on the last house to be demolished in Charlton Street, Nottingham. Thirty had previously been knocked down on the site, off Castle Boulevard. Gardens will be provided for the renovated houses in the background, and a bridge is planned to Castle Marina on the south side of the canal.' The property in question housed Terry Allsopp's junk shop and the notice referred to the house clearance service he operated rather than the operations of the demolition company!

This 2024 aerial shot of much the same area as in our earlier aerial photograph shows what replaced Chartlon Street - namely the Castle Marina bridge and the landscaped area either side of the roadway.


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