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Harley Street - Lenton

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Photograph by Paul Bexon

Photograph by Paul Bexon

Photograph by Paul Bexon

A view of Harley Street taken from its junction with Sherwin Road. Unlike its namesake in London no doctors have ever been based on this Lenton street.

Taken from much the same position as the previous photograph but focusing on the other side of the road. This shows the short block of townhouses which replaced the original terrace of properties demolished in the 1980s.

The view looking down Harley Street with the photographer standing at its junction with Osmaston Street and Prospect Place. There is a further section of Harley Street, which runs through to Mettham Street.

Photograph by Geoffrey O. Ogle - 2009

This is 2009 shot showing the junction of Harley Street and Prospect Place. In earlier times there would have been a terrace of houses running alongside this portion of Harley Street. They were subsequently demolished and the site was used as a car park for the industrial unit that used to house Genristo.


David Kelly

My family came to live at 42 Harley Street in 1968/9. Among the neighbours I can recall were the Welbournes, Fudas and Calverts. We used to play football and cricket and even marbles out on the section of roadway lying just beyond the back of our house which served the adjoining factory complex. It would be great to see a photograph of it all from that era.

John Churchill (lived at No.19 Hart Street 1943 to 1963)

Tony Keen lived on Harley Street next to the engineering company right in the corner. Mavis Hodgkinson lived a couple of doors down towards Prospect Place. The Staples - Maureen and Kenny - were on the corner of Harley Street and Prospect Place. Sheila Welbourne lived just round the corner on Prospect Place. Kenny Swann lived across the road from the Hodgkinsons. Most of the rubbish we collected for bonfire night was stored in the Swanns' cellar.

Ian Gilbert

My childhood years, which include the 1960s, were spent at 66 Harley Street. The house in question has since been demolished along with others in this particular stretch of the road. While living there I came to believe that this particular property was haunted. As an adult I later came across a story suggesting that, in an earlier era, someone living in our house had killed the rest of his family and then committed suicide.

I was not the only one in my family to believe No.66 was haunted. My mother featured in a story in the Nottingham Evening Post which focussed on the fact that we were no longer happy living there and needed to get out. A few years ago I tried, without success, to find anything in the papers that would substantiate this particular story. If anyone else knows anything about these events I would love to hear from them. I would be equally willing to share with them my own recollections of my time at No.66.

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