What are these major developments?
The Royal Oak, Stuart Street , from Allan Senior’s collection
SITE preparation work gets under way in Inner Street for the new telephone exchange which was to revolutionise the service. It was previously over the St Peter’s Hill Post Office.
It would be ready for the STD (subscriber trunk dialling) in 1966. Until then, out-of-town calls were all through an operator.
In the background is the rear of Dudley Road houses.
That’s the mortgage – not the rent in this 1955 advertisement
Paul Dodd asks….
Do you recognise this building?
It is Grantham Electrical. Not certain of the year, but 1960s, after they left the old Welby Street School. Lynes printers next door has yet to be built.
Below shows it taken from the top of Baird’s Maltings in 2009. The offices have been built in front and the wooden hut is now brick.
Can you name these three engineers (from left) in the mid-1990s at South East Lincs Engineering (formerly Barfords of Belton).
Baskers cellar bar, Welby Street, had a mishap when the ceiling collapsed in 1985. No one was injured
At the end of Welby Street, the Isaac Newton Centre (Morrisons) is being built.
The man in the middle (arms folded) is Harry Thomas of the Nottingham Evening Post, which had an office in Market Place.
Local pop/punk band Fluff from the early 2000s
Members went on to play in local bands such as Dynamite Billy, Me Next And The Gimme Gimmes, Root, A Bit On The Side, The Southwellz.
Very early discussions taking place about a possible reunion gig later this year.