Lenton Times

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Frederick Grove - Lenton

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Photograph by Paul Bexon - May 2004


Photograph by Paul Bexon - May 2004



Frederick Grove runs from Church Street through to Mettham Street.  Access is restricted to pedestrians.  Whether this person attending to his car is a resident of Church Street or Frederick Grove is unknown.  Photograph taken in 1978.  We are reliably informed that the person peering under the bonnet of his car is Gary Wilkinson, who used to live on Frederick Grove.


Since Peter Holland took the previous photograph in 1978 featuring the eastern side of Frederick Grove this block of properties have undergone several refurbishments.  The photograph taken after the latest makeover shows the properties looking particularly spruce and well maintained - not a comment that always applied to these properties in the recent past


The same properties viewed from the Mettham Street end of the terrace - photograph taken in May 2004.






Photograph by Paul Bexon - May 2004


Photograph by Sheila Wheatcroft





The exteriors of the terrace of properties on the western side of Frederick Grove have not received the same sort of make over and look much as they would have done when they were built in the late 1870s.  This comment, however, does not apply to the state of their front gardens.
The story of William Norris, the builder responsible for erecting the Frederick Grove properties, is featured in
Lenton Times Issue No. 13.


Sheila Wheatcroft nee Robinson took this shot of her then boyfriend, Brian Wheatcroft in 1952, later to become her husband, in 1956. Brian was posing for his photograph in the front garden of No.12 Frederick Grove, Sheila's family home.  In the background is the Wesleyan Methodist Church situated on the north side of Church Street.





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