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Trinity Avenue - Lenton

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Photograph by John Bridgewater

Photograph by Peter Holland

Photograph by Paul Bexon - 2009

The junction of Trinity Avenue with Lenton Boulevard in 2005. New Lenton Post Office is to be seen on the left-hand side of the photograph.

Peter Holland stood on Trinity Avenue with his back to Lenton Boulevard when he took this photograph in 1978. Just off to the right is the junction with Church Avenue.

For this 2009 photograph Paul Bexon has moved slightly further along Trinity Avenue. Apart from the fact that we are now in colour, the buildings look much as they did when the previous photograph was taken. However, the number of cars parked on the street has definitely increased.

Photograph by Paul Bexon - 2009

Looking back towards the junction with Lenton Boulevard in 2009. On the left is the entrance to Church Avenue.


Joan Slote née Stevenson

I came to live on Trinity Avenue in 1940 at the age of four and stayed there until 1954. At that time the post office on the corner of Trinity Avenue & Lenton Boulevard was run by a very small lady, probably about 4ft 9ins in height, and two other mature ladies, who may have been sisters. The little woman, whose name I can no longer recall, was always dressed in long black clothes and looked most severe. She sold other things apart from stamps and stationery and most days my brother and I went in to her shop to buy pearl barley to feed the pigeons in Trinity Avenue. It was this lady who came to tell my father that our mother had died in hospital. She was the only one on the street who had a phone in those days. During the war a bomb dropped straight across the road from our house but luckily it failed to go off. Although these days were hard times for us, I loved Trinity Avenue, and going back recently I was shocked to find our old house, now a student dwelling and like many others, sadly in a state of disrepair.

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