Thursday, 12 May 2016

Edward Street - then & now

Two views looking east up Edward Street  from alongside the Dorset Gardens wall.




No. 30 Edward Street, on the left in the top view, started life as a Riding School c.1840 and gave its name to the lane seen alongside it running north to Carlton Hill. It was taken over by the Salvation Army in 1890 and demolished in 1965.

The only unchanging feature of the scene is the flint wall on the right which probably pre-dates the Citadel building. Our modern edifices are nowhere near so long-lived. The American Express building has the hoardings up and demolition has started after a life of less than 40 years.

1 comment:

  1. The Jobcentre now occupies 30-35 Edward Street.

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