Bramcote: 8th August 1897

The picture of Town Street, the road through to Derby was at the cross roads a little way down. Being the main road through Bramcote it had shops, a School and the Inn called the White Lion.


Town Street looking North- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

The photograph above shows the Inn and Cottages at the top of the small hill leading from the Derby Road. Buildings were built very is close to the road, which seems to step almost onto the road. Note the group of children who have congregated around for the photograph, perhaps at the invitation of the photographer.


Main (Town) Street-Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

The photograph above shows a view of the White Lion plus the cottages next door with their small front gardens.


Alms Houses on Town Street- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

Alms houses on the corner of Town Street and Cow Lane, these were erected by Frances Jane Longdon in 1852. Opposite you will find the sunken church and grounds.


Town Street- Photo Credit: The Paul Nix Collection.

The above photograph is took looking back towards the island locally know as Bramcote Island on the A52. Again the White Lion and town street can be seen.


Article originally published by Peter Woodward of My Broxtowe Hundred Journal Website. 


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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 Bramcote: 8th August 1897

  1. George J. Moore says:

    When I was in my 20’s, I remember being shown around a few of the places by a gentleman by the name of Campion. I believe at the time he was the Nottingham expert at the time. This would have been in the 1950’s.

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