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Monday, 1 March 2010

Now And Then - 3


Here's another comparison shot of the old and the new. This one features Sailsbury Street in Radford; looking down towards Faraday Road and the Raleigh Works. Well if they were still there that is. The only thing remaining appears to be the telegraph pole, as the whole area was cleared during the 1970's. All those little back to back houses were knocked down, including the one that Alan Sillitoe grew up in, and replaced by something similar, but with an inside loo. A few small industrial units have been built and some student accommodation. But there is still a bit of dead land around. There is also a solitary pub on one corner and a derelict and arson infected former variety club on the other, which is just about to be demolished. If you're good, I'll show it to you tomorrow.