Lenton Times

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Lace Street - Dunkirk

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Photograph by Paul Bexon - July 2005


Photograph by Paul Bexon - 1999


Photograph by Paul Bexon - July 2005



The view looking along the southern half of Lace Street towards Beeston Road from its junction with Montpelier Road.  Off to the left of the photograph is the entrance to the cycle path that takes cyclists and pedestrians alongside the Tottle Brook.


Over on the northern half of Lace Street the commercial premises that stood at the corner of Lace Street and City Road came down in the late 1990s and in 2000 work got underway on their replacements.  This photograph shows the two semi-detached properties then under construction.


The buildings under construction in the previous photograph, and fronting on to City Road, can be seen in the middle distance. 












Photograph by Paul Bexon - 2000



A party for some of Dunkirk's children was held on 2 June 1953 to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.  The venue chosen for this was the club room located upstairs in the garage/shop premises on Lace Street.


The commercial premises, mentioned in the text accompanying one of the photographs above, once housed 'Auto Sales' -  second hand car dealers.  You will need to access the large version to be able to read the advert which featured in one of the local papers in March 1955.


A view of the section of Lace Street lying between Ednaston Road and Highfield Road taken in 1999.  The properties on the lefthandside were all erected by the local building firm of W.T. Norris & Sons.
See Lenton Times No 14.



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