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EAW002088 ENGLAND (1946). The town, Stevenage, from the north, 1946

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Title [EAW002088] The town, Stevenage, from the north, 1946
Reference EAW002088
Date 31-July-1946
Link
Place name STEVENAGE
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 523307, 225603
Longitude / Latitude -0.20700270333297, 51.914851691691
National Grid Reference TL233256

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andy
Monday 22nd of July 2019 12:45:10 PM

andy
Monday 22nd of July 2019 12:44:17 PM
It looks like the public cinema ,no longer there now.

paulinuk
Thursday 22nd of February 2018 02:06:14 PM
It looks like the public cinema ,no longer there now.

paulinuk
Thursday 22nd of February 2018 01:59:22 PM
WW2 Static Water Supply SWS

Sparky
Monday 18th of September 2017 02:35:54 PM
WW2 Bomb Crater early war bushes have grown

Sparky
Monday 18th of September 2017 09:45:20 AM
Not a bomb crater but pond of some sort. on maps from at least 1896/7.

CJR
Saturday 20th of July 2019 02:44:28 PM
London Transport double decker bus (STL class?)probably running on the 303 or 303A route (Hitchin - New Barnet Station). This bus also has its wartime blackout white circle 'rear target'.

Chells809
Thursday 24th of October 2013 09:56:47 PM
Bus shelter. The bus/coach at the bus stop has a large white circle on its rear. This was known as a 'rear target' applied during the Second World War. It was designed to help visibility during the dark when vehicle lights were masked as part of the blackout precautions. Apparently London Transport for some reason kept them on after the war! (see 'London Transport Greenline' a history by Laurie Akehurst,(published by Capital Transport, London, 2005)page 90.

Chells809
Thursday 24th of October 2013 09:51:21 PM
The weekly market was held near the bus stop

paulinuk
Monday 17th of April 2017 01:41:40 PM
Hitchin Road, now (as part of 1973 the "Road 10 scheme") a duel cartridge-way, the road width increased so that the wide pavements and verges are no longer present.

JerryE
Sunday 20th of October 2013 06:16:27 PM
No.1 Hitchin Road (demolished for Road 10 early 1973).

JerryE
Sunday 20th of October 2013 06:12:27 PM
Train heading towards Hertford

JerryE
Saturday 19th of October 2013 08:04:51 PM
Langley Junction (north end of the Hertford Loop).

JerryE
Saturday 19th of October 2013 08:03:58 PM

JerryE
Saturday 19th of October 2013 08:01:36 PM
Langley Junction railway water troughs

JerryE
Saturday 19th of October 2013 08:00:04 PM
The A1, Great North Road.

JerryE
Wednesday 16th of October 2013 10:08:48 PM
Towns War Memorial

JerryE
Wednesday 16th of October 2013 10:07:30 PM
For more information on this memorial, see www.roll-of-honour.com/Hertfordshire/Stevenage.html.

melgibbs
Thursday 19th of March 2015 08:34:31 PM
Monks Wood. This adjoins Whomerley Wood, but until the boundary changes of 60 years ago was in Shephall parish.

Hugh Madgin
Monday 14th of October 2013 05:22:30 PM
Whomerley Wood (the 'w' was added about a hundred years ago and is silent)

Hugh Madgin
Monday 14th of October 2013 05:18:48 PM
Gunnels Wood (the only wood to be completely felled during the building of last century's New Town).

Hugh Madgin
Monday 14th of October 2013 05:15:40 PM
County Library (until 1973)

Hugh Madgin
Wednesday 18th of September 2013 11:00:03 AM
Barker's dentist (demolished for Road 10 and moved to 14 Walkern Road in 1972)

Hugh Madgin
Wednesday 18th of September 2013 10:58:06 AM
Sish Close prefabs

Hugh Madgin
Wednesday 18th of September 2013 10:38:11 AM
The Green, showing the poplar trees which were felled after their roots damaged the drains.

Hugh Madgin
Wednesday 18th of September 2013 10:37:09 AM
This area is now the Town Centre area for Stevenage New Town

Chells809
Sunday 1st of September 2013 12:04:10 AM
East coast main line of what was then the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER)

Chells809
Sunday 1st of September 2013 12:01:47 AM
Stevenage High Street and the A1 Great North Road.

Chells809
Sunday 1st of September 2013 12:00:25 AM
Garage for North Star Motors, a bus and coach company. Until the late 1930s the company ran a local bus service into Hitchin.

Chells809
Saturday 31st of August 2013 11:58:53 PM
Astoria Cinema

Chells809
Saturday 31st of August 2013 11:57:25 PM
Astonia (after Aston Ayres)

Hugh Madgin
Wednesday 18th of September 2013 10:41:36 AM
The Grange - formerly the Swan Inn, one of Stevenage's many coaching inns. Samuel Peyps stayed here in the 17th century. In the 1960s this was where the first year classrooms for Alleyne's Grammar School were located. The very substantial red brick building was later converted to the sixth form teaching and study block. Today it has been converted into private flats I believe.

Chells809
Saturday 31st of August 2013 11:56:28 PM
The Swan was never a coaching inn; it was that much more rarefied beast — a posting house (for those with their own carriages, who needed to change horses). Stevenage's coaching inns, in order of importance, were the White Lion, the White Hart, the Yorkshire Grey, the Old Castle and the Coach & Horses. The latter was called the New Inn during the coaching era and was mainly used by the heavy goods waggons which transported freight.

Hugh Madgin
Monday 14th of October 2013 05:02:22 PM
Vincent motor cycle works

Chells809
Saturday 31st of August 2013 11:52:33 PM
The photographer is unlucky not catching a view of one of Philip Vincent's machines being road tested along the A1.

John Wass
Saturday 22nd of November 2014 08:23:16 PM
Alleyne's Grammar School - in this block was the art department above and the fives court (in the colonnade below.

Chells809
Saturday 31st of August 2013 11:51:05 PM
The Grange sports field (for Alleyne's Grammar School)

Chells809
Saturday 31st of August 2013 11:48:57 PM
I played rugby and hockey for Watford Boys' Grammar School against Alleyne's School in 1959-61, presumably on this field. Had we stayed in Stevenage after 1953, in all likelihood, I would have attended Alleyne's. I did attend Letchmore Road JMI in 1950 and I was among the first intake of Fairlands JMI School when it opened in January 1951.

John Swain
Tuesday 17th of February 2015 03:04:11 PM
Single-decker London Transport Bus (could be Greenline coach?) at the White Lion stop.

Chells809
Saturday 31st of August 2013 11:47:08 PM

Chells809
Saturday 31st of August 2013 11:44:01 PM

User Comment Contributions

1946 was a very important year for Stevenage as it was designated as the first New Town. Much of the new town area was built on the fields south of what became known as the Old Town.

Chells809
Tuesday 24th of September 2013 10:43:36 PM