Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Lenton from the air in the 1920s
This 1928 pic shows the Penn Avenue flats in Old Lenton. They were built in 1926 by Jesse Boot for his own employees and local residents whose homes were demolished to make way for Abbey Bridge road (which cuts across the bottom right-hand corner of the. The curving road behind is Church Street. Enlarged you can clearly see the Lenton war memorial and Albert Ball VC Memorial Homes. Then in the centre above the flats is Holy Trinity Church, Lenton's parish church. To the left of the church is Lenton Recreation Ground, much more open than it is today. An aerial photograph taken today would look very different!
I have added a version of the above text to the online photograph, together with a pic of the flats I took in 2008.
A picture from 1928 of what was then the newly built University College, Nottingham. Again, what you notice is just how open the landscape is.
And this is Lenton Abbey from the south-west. Enlarge the map online and you can see Wollaton Hall in the top right-hand corner of the picture.
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