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Photograph courtesy of Lenton Local History Society


Photograph courtesy of Lenton Local History Society


Photograph by Paul Bexon - Lenton Times Magazine



Peter Holland took this shot of Grove Road and the following shot in 1978. The shop at the corner of Alderney Street is clearly visible in the middle distance as is the shop further along at the junction with Petersham Street.


The properties on the left of the picture are still with us but those on the right were demolished in the early 1980s, as was the Steada Raywarp factory just visible on the right hand side.  A similar fate awaited the factory buildings visible on the far side of Castle Boulevard and the site now houses the MFI furniture outlet.


A view of Grove Road looking towards Castle Boulevard.  On the left are somewhat older properties built in the mid-1880s.  Those erected at the same time on the righthand-side came down in the early 1980s and were subsequently replaced by part of the Castle Gardens development built by Barratts later that decade.






Photograph from The Lenton Listener


Photograph courtesy of Lenton Local History Society


 Photograph courtesy of Gordon Jackson



Len's Store, photographed in the early 1980s, occupied the property at the corner of Grove Road and Alderney Street.  The shop closed in the late 1990s and the ground floor has since been changed to residential use.


Peter Holland returned to Grove Road in September 1979.  It is now evident that two of the corner shops have already closed down and their windows have been boarded up prior to their subsequent demolition in the early 1980s.


 This dog is posing for its photograph in the back yard of No.24 Grove Road in the 1960s.  In the background is part of the bridge work for Abbey Bridge as it passes over the railway line.






Photograph courtesy of Nottingham City Council


Photograph courtesy of Nottingham City Council


 Photograph courtesy of Nottingham City Council



The footpath at the western end of Grove Road provides cyclists and pedestrians with access to Gregory Street.  These three shots were taken in 2008 by publicise some public art erected at the Grove Road end of the footpath.  Working from drawings provided by pupils at Lenton Primary School  the steel panels shown here were recreated in steel by Groundwork Greater Nottingham and put in place in July 2008.



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Articles from 'The Lenton Listener' Magazine

Len's Store - 35 Grove Road - Issue 20 - September - October 1982

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