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Burmantofts, aerial view

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Burmantofts, aerial view
Description:
Undated. Aerial view of Burmantofts looking east, with Beckett Street running across the centre from left to right, becoming Burmantofts Street after the junction with Nippet Lane on the right. Torre Road branches off from Nippet Lane upwards in the centre, while York Road is seen at the top right. Lincoln Green Road runs down from Beckett Street to join Cherry Row, which runs along the bottom, becoming Dolly Lane on the left. Several tower blocks can be seen, including in the foreground from right, Cherry Court, Marston Mount, Boston Towers, Spalding Towers, Grantham Towers, Lindsey Mount, Lincoln Towers and Ferriby Towers, with more tower blocks on the Ebor Gardens estate in the distance.

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Name:
irene morris, nee bryan

Comment:
i lived in moorehouse mount , one of the streets running up from dolly lane, from 1938 to 1956 if any one see this and knew me it would be good.

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Name:
Betty Crew

Comment:
Irene Morris, please are you related to uncle Jimmy Morris or aunt Cilla who lived in that street. They spent many hours in the 1950s at Grimson Street Working Mens; Club.

Date:
30-Jan-2009

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Name:
Stuart Tordoff

Comment:
The Lincoln Green development, as seen here, appears to be relatively new. Based on the fact that the rows of terraces, on the left, are still being demolished I would date this to about 1960/61. My mother and I had moved into Marston Mount(6th floor!) around this time. My grandmother had also been relocated to Lincoln Towers. Idealised as 'Streets In The Sky,' these tower blocks were seen as the solution to rehousing thousands of families who were living in cramped and unsanitary back to back housing. To the middle right, on Nipper Lane, the horseshoe shaped block was a newly built parade of shops. It was opened by the late Pat Phoenix (Elsie Tanner). I think the most famous person my mother had seen! By coincidence Marston Mount and Cherry Court were built on the site of my old primary school; St John the Baptist School. Lincoln Towers, where my Grandmother lived, was built on on the site of my first senior school...Burmantofts

Date:
14-Nov-2010

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Name:
Rod Eglin

Comment:
I used to live at the 'Cherry Tree' pub on Cherry Row before moving into the flats (I think it was Grantham Towers)just after they were built. I remember my Dad, Jim, painting the rooms, ready for us to move into. I think that this picture must have been around 1968-9? I We moved when I was 9-10 years old.

Date:
08-Apr-2012

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rod.eglin@tiscali.co.uk

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Name:
Jerry Jackson

Comment:
I think this is early 60's, as Primrose Hill School has not been built in the bottom left hand corner yet. We moved into the middle maisonette block on the opposite side of the road to the shopping centre. My mother Mary Jackson worked in Victoria Wine. We eventually moved above Victoria Wine when my mother became manageress. She stayed there until retiring in 1979.

Date:
28-Nov-2013

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jerry900i@gmail.com

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