Nottingham Street Tales: Back side [Parliament Street]

by Paul Nix
Back side  marked the line of the old Town Wall, and having been robbed of the ashlar facing stones, disintegrated into a pile of sand and was used by all and sundry as a dumping ground. When Nottingham got it’s first member of Parliament it was decided that this area should be cleared and a new road established, Nottingham’s first Ring Road.
And it was decided that he should go to Parliament and ask for a sum of money to clean up this area. He at first refused, saying that he was not willing to stand up in Parliament and say ” he required money to have his backside cleaned “.
It was resolved by him asking for money to clean up the area and build a new street called  Parliament Street .
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About nottinghamhiddenhistoryteam

Originally formed in 1965 to try to save or at least record before destruction the cave sites continually discovered during the major redevelopment of the City that took place in Nottingham in the 1960′s. Almost every day new sites were unearthed and destroyed before anyone was notified; last thing they wanted was someone telling them to stop what they were doing; TIME is MONEY. The word HIDDEN in the Team’s title is because a lot of what was being invisibly lost in the redevelopment was our early history in the caves, they are under most, if now all, of Nottingham. In the 80’s and 90’s the Team conducted with the help of Dr Robert Morrell and Syd Henley, research and work on Nottingham’s history, folklore and local archaeology. The Team published quarterly magazines on their findings. The Team lapsed for a few years after the death of Paul Nix who was the team leader for thirty plus years. The Team has reformed and is now back working on Nottingham local history. On this blog you will find a series of history, folklore and archaeological related articles and information. Most of the material published will be specifically related to Nottingham/shire local history.
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One Response to Nottingham Street Tales: Back side [Parliament Street]

  1. saxtoncorner says:

    Brilliant! I love our little hidden stories in Nottingham. Thank you.

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