TAKEN in 2004, where is this and what happened to it?
THIS little garden next door to the almshouses in Bluegate, was bulldozed for the extension to the Angel & Royal Hotel car park in 2004.
The tall buildings are the Angel’s outbuildings
North Road Garages was selling Rover cars back in 1926 when it was based at Great Ponton, by the side of the Great North Road. A filling station stands on the site. The company moved to London Road Grantham, in the 1960s.
Can you name anyone?
These photos were taken not far from Grantham 20 years ago, a hidden gem at Boothby Pagnell.
It is the Norman Boothby Pagnell manor house that stands in the private grounds of the present Boothby Manor. Probably older than Grantham’s Angel & Royal.
THE house and garden in the foreground were demolished shortly after this picture was taken, for the Waterside flats to be built. It is on the corner of Avenue Road and Welham Street. The house on the opposite corner the house still stands, and was formerly home to Matt Bland.
Taken in Rycroft Street in 1986. In the foreground is the former filling station Tyrechange, run by Vic King. The building across the road was North Road Garage’s offices (closed 1982). They later became Yellow Cabs offices but were destroyed by fire in 1996. To the right (and further away) is the Barley Mow pub.
Tyrechange site is now a car park and the NRG site is now Topps Tiles etc.
Where in Grantham was this and why were they originally built?
From Vaughan Hardy
The gatehouse of the Hill View Workhouse, Dysart Road (near to where Antony Smith’s dental surgery is now). It was later used as a maternity hospital.
I don’t think those kids would be so keen to play in the road today!
KGGS class 5G in 1980. taken at the Drill Hall.
Back – Katie Smith, Jackie McCoy, Susan Kirk, Julie Harrison, Julie Barrett, Wendy Mablethorpe, Jayne Parnham & Louise Miller;
Third Row – Giselle Roper, Fiona Thomas, Valerie Evans,Sarag Pashley, Lorna Shipman & Caroline Thompson;
Second row – Frankie Bijster Arundell, Kathy Wainwright, Ellen Daniels, Kathryn Islip, Wilson,Yolanda Barnes, Valerie Mcghee;
Front Row – Mandy Waldron, Michelle Eldred, Diane Fisher, Alison Rogers, Wendy Pickworth and Geraldine Irons.