EAW023207 ENGLAND (1949). Old town, Stevenage, 1949

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Title [EAW023207] Old town, Stevenage, 1949
Reference EAW023207
Date 19-May-1949
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Place name STEVENAGE
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 523493, 225426
Longitude / Latitude -0.20436299981373, 51.913219693091
National Grid Reference TL235254

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Garden of 18 Orchard Crescent

Jerry
Saturday 8th of June 2019 06:52:01 PM
Publix Cinema.

Howie
Sunday 15th of February 2015 08:00:38 AM
The Vincent-HRD motorcycle works. At this time the builder of the world's fastest road going motorcycle. The "Black Shadow" at about 126 MPH. A record held until 1975 some 20 years after the firm went out of business. Not to be confused with their "Black Lightening" model which was a pure racer and rated at at-least 180 MPH on petrol and unknown on alcohol.

John Wass
Saturday 22nd of November 2014 08:36:33 PM
A very quiet A1 Great North Road

Chells809
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 09:27:51 PM

Chells809
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 09:27:04 PM
Southbound bus and coach stop opposite the White Lion pub. This was also the stop at which express coach services from the north - Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, the North east and Scotland - used to set down passengers en route to London Victoria. This arrangement continued for many years and was very inconvenient if you needed to travel on to the main bus station which was in the new town. You either had to wait for a local bus or walk it to the bus station. Fortunately the express services started using the main bus station in the late 1960s/early 1970s but I always wondered why it took so long for them to make the move!

Chells809
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 09:26:36 PM
Footbridge from booking hall over the tracks down to the platforms. This station - which dated back to the days of the Great Northern Railway - closed in 1973 when the current station was opened about a mile to the south, in the new town centre.

Chells809
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 09:21:04 PM
Railway station platforms. In 1946 the station name signs on the platform were changed from Stevenage to Silkingrad - in protest at the plans by Lewis Silkin, the minister of planning, to designate Stevenage as the first New Town. As the photo shows, the arrival of the New Town changed the landscape around Stevenage Old Town for ever.

Chells809
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 09:18:54 PM
Stevenage Station booking hall

Chells809
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 09:15:52 PM
The Grange sports field

Chells809
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 09:14:51 PM
Alleyne's Grammar School (founded 1558)

Chells809
Thursday 2nd of January 2014 09:14:00 PM
Railway Goods shed

JerryE
Monday 30th of December 2013 03:14:43 PM
Railway Station, closed in July 1973 (re-sited to the south, close to the New Town) and site cleared by the end of the same year although the Goods shed remained in use as an industrial unit until the late 1990s.

JerryE
Monday 30th of December 2013 03:14:08 PM
A1, Great North Road, until the A1(M) was built to bypass Stevenage this was the main road between London and Scotland, thus why Stevenage became important as a "Coaching Inn" Town before the railways.

JerryE
Monday 30th of December 2013 03:09:55 PM

JerryE
Sunday 29th of December 2013 05:15:00 PM
Stevenage South signal Box.

JerryE
Sunday 29th of December 2013 05:14:06 PM
The Avenue (original section planted by Rector Nicholas Cholwell in 18th century)

Hugh Madgin
Monday 23rd of December 2013 08:16:49 PM
The Avenue (1857 extension)

Hugh Madgin
Monday 23rd of December 2013 08:13:56 PM
Three Horseshoes, Pin Green

Hugh Madgin
Monday 23rd of December 2013 08:03:27 PM

Hugh Madgin
Monday 23rd of December 2013 08:01:15 PM