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Petersham Street/Mews - Lenton

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Photograph courtesy of Lenton Local History Society

Photograph courtesy of Michael Sahota

Peter Holland took this shot of Petersham Street in 1978. The properties all came down in the early 1980s and were later replaced by the present housing development known as Petersham Mews. In the far distance is the Royal Ordnance Factory, over in The Meadows, which is also now no more.

Harjit Sahota posing for his photograph on Petersham Street in the early 1970s. The black van is parked on Grove Road and to its left is the junction with Hungerton Street with Abbey Bridge passing over the top of it. The only thing in the photograph to survive the demolition crews is Abbey Bridge itself.

This picture postcard No. 180a in the 'Clumber' series shows a view of the Nottingham Canal. On the right are the end properties of Petersham Street and to their left the bridge which carries the railway line over the canal. The postcard was posted to an address in Radford in December 1907.

Photograph by Paul Bexon - 2007

Photograph courtesy of Stephen McKay

Photograph by Paul Bexon - 2007

The same stretch of canal as in the picture postcard but showing the canal-side properties now making up part of Petersham Mews - photograph taken in 2007.

Much the same shot as the previous photograph but this one was taken by Stephen McKay in 2015. Click here to see his original copy lodged with the 'geograph' website.

A 2007 shot focusing a little more on the railway bridge over the canal with the Petersham Mews canal-side properties off to the right.

Photograph courtesy of Geoffrey O. Ogle

A 2015 shot of the entrance to the Petersham Mews development at its junction with Grove Road.

A 2015 shot taken from Google showing the fronts of some of the canal-side properties.


Glynn Jackson - Australia

I was born in 1952 and for the first five years of my life my parents Ramon and Margaret Jackson and I lived with my grandfather, Amos Jackson.

His house was on Petersham Street and was in fact the one at the end of the street nearest the canal [seen on the right of the picture postcard].

Amos Jackson operated a paint spraying business from his house.

He used to respray old Singer treadle sewing machines with black paint and then replace the gold leaf designs and writing once he had resprayed them.

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