The Magazine of Lenton Local History Society

Beyond Lenton

This photograph originally appeared in the Nottinghamshire Guardian dated 4th September 1948. It shows a stretch of Wollaton Road with Western Boulevard off to the right and the end of Middleton Boulevard just visible on the middle left. The photographer had gone to the top of Player's bonded warehouse in order to get this shot. He was commissioned to do so because it had just been announced that work would shortly commence on the construction of two road islands to ease the flow of traffic at this point.
On the extreme left of the picture you can see the section of the Nottingham canal as it is made its way under the Wollaton Road and on past the properties that constituted Radford Woodhouse. In the early days of the canal, coal from a nearby colliery would be brought down to this point on the canal in order to be loaded on barges and transported by water to neighbouring towns.

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