Sands Lane junction, A159 re-allignment
picture 22 - looking down Gainsborough Road to Scotter's centre
The ladies are stook outside Wright's smithy at the Sands Lane junction. The cottage on the right was demolished around 1960 to provide an entrance to Orchard Avenue.
picture 277 - Gainsborough Road becomes Hobb Lane
The car is parked outside the newsagents on Hobb Lane with Manchester House behind it to the left.
In the 1970s the decision was made to re-allign the A159. Prior to this drivers would come down Gainsborough Road Hill and continue down Hobb Lane. They would then have to turn left onto the High Street and then a sharp right at Lidgett's bakery onto Messingham Road.
The three house shown, and the properties behind (see Elwood's Smithy), were demolished to allow Gainsborough Road to continue in a straight line through the village. The T junction at the bakery became the crossroads we know today.
(The white house in the centre can be seen in the background of the Sands Lane junction photo above.)
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aerial view (c1905)
Methodist chapels; Susworth village; Wesleyan Guild (1908)
Susworth and Scotter classes (1906), National School teachers, County School teachers (1930s & 1950s), Scotter classes (c1951 & c1952)
Florence Annie Bullivant (nee Foster) ; William Fisher Cottingham, Ivy & Edna Skinner ; Christopher Young Wright ('Father Christmas') ; John & Annie Butler
The Chantrey's ; The Loughton's ; The Smiths ; Sunday School party (c1934) ; 3 concert party boys (1935) ; Workers at Lidgett's farm ; 1949 outing ; Mrs Barker's childrens party (c1960) ; at the Rectory (c1960)
1902 cricket, 1935 ladies football, 1946/1947 boys football, 1960s cricket
Primrose League Cycling Corps (1912)
Aerial photograph (c1950)
the four Scotter chapels
Sizer's yard (1898); 'The New Shop' of Christopher Wright, carrot washers, Elwoods Smithy
Kirton Road and Messingham Road
Eminson houses on Mount Street ; aerial view (post 1911)
c1910, unknown people
areial view (c1953)
originally known as Long Street - Eau Lane corner
Day's stackyard, village life (c1905), aerial view
before and after the storm
Can you put a name to any of these people?
Gardener's Question Time (1983) & Women's Institute 1st birthday (1966), 5 generations of Harsley's (1962)