Streets & Places

Edited and Compiled by Paul Nix

I remember when you could walk down “Drury Hill” which was demolished for part of the Broard Marsh Centre. The road was very quaint with little shops on either side, I am sure they must have used that road for the film “Sons and Lovers” the book from D.H. Lawrence, and most of all I remember the little dress shop which was situated on the left hand side as you walked down the hill. I had a number of dresses from the shop and aways received many compliments from my friends. I think it was a shame to demolish such a wonderful road, which was about 1965.

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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 Streets & Places

  1. David says:

    I last lived in Nottm (Beeston) in 1999. My next door neighbour was a man called Harold,who had worked at Higham’s on Drury Hill,as a cobbler all his working life. Do you remember Higham’s ?
    I remember walking up Drury Hill to visit a Solicitor with my Mother in 1969 – I would have been about 8 – and this street (and the Broad Marsh/Narrow Marsh/Garner’s Hill area has fascinated me ever since.
    Thanks for posting this photo!

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