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NeilsYard
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31 of 34  Sat 19th Mar 2016 10:45pm  
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pixrobin - looking at a 1938 map - that area seems to show Westwood War Memorial Nurses home - If I have the correct spot:
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pixrobin
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32 of 34  Sun 20th Mar 2016 8:05am  
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Think you've been led astray a bit there Neils Yard. What looks like a road going diagonally across your map was really just a cart track. On the photo it shows up as a hedgerow towards the bottom of the picture. Before the war there was no Charter Avenue west of Mitchell Avenue. Post war (or maybe towards the end of the war) Charter Avenue continued (albeit as a single carriageway) from Mitchell Avenue to Cromwell Lane. It followed the northern edge of Ten Shilling and Park Wood and then curved to join Cromwell Lane in the field south of where the 'Windpump' is shown on the 1938 map. So it is the five strip fields below that which interests me. In the photograph there seems a lot too much activity for them to be gardens of a house.
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pixrobin
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33 of 34  Mon 6th Jun 2016 9:06am  
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What will get me out of bed in the early morning? Only a photograph that needs taking. This is a grade II listed building in Cryfield Grange Road built around 1965. It is influenced by the modern American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It faces NNE so the best time to photograph it is before 7am on a June morning. I made it with just five minutes to spare. Leaving the sheltered accommodation so early (about 6.15am) set off all the alarms but I had warned the staff of my intentions of my planned early morning adventure yesterday. To me the picture was worth all of that.
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flapdoodle
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34 of 34  Tue 7th Jun 2016 8:36pm  
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That's excellent, Pixrobin, really quite wonderful!
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