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Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Blandford Street


Yesterday's photo showed how old houses at the junction of Blandford Street and Bentinck Street have been knocked down and replaced with a new building.

However, turning and facing the other way, a whole terrace of houses on Blandford Street have been given a new lease of life, with the brick fronts of the houses having been re-faced.

The site opposite the houses, which had been a school playing field, is now a community open space.

3 comments:

  1. hi martin it looks like theres a ginnel between those houses ,wonder which house as the extra space ,maybe bigger bedroom space ,

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  2. This is my area, as Martin well knows, where I lived from the age of 3 till 28. I hadn't been through that ginnel but a similar one to where the 'millenium field" is which before consisted of terraced houses and it was that ginnel I went inas a little nipper and chased out by an ogre. The quality of homes on Blandford Street were higher than those on Burlington street with similar numbers. That's why they are gone.
    Better homes on Burlington St are numbered 100 and up.

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  3. Depends on what your deffinition of ginnel is, where i were brung up it was the passageway between two houses. The house on the right is number 50 and the small window is the bathroom, the area is predominately Asian now.

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