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Thursday, 16 July 2015
14:48 | Posted by Caroline Cox | | Edit Post
I recently came across a short article by the Nottingham Hidden History Team entitled "A Look around Wollaton in the Early 1900s". The article mentions Woodyard Lane, which brought back some memories of time spent along there when I was (much!) younger.
My Grandparents could recall horses pulling huge tree trunks up Woodyard Lane to be processed at Brown's sawmill. I believe this was situated where Siemans is now, but when I lived around there it was a training centre for East Midlands Electricity. They could also remember prisoners of war being marched up the lane during World War II.
I have fond memories of being lifted up so I could peer over the railway bridge & wave at passing train drivers - it made my day if they waved back!
It's nice to see the fishing pond is still there, just off Lambourne Drive. It used to be surrounded by fairly dense woodland, but was built on some years ago, possibly in the mid 1980s if I recall correctly.
|Woodyard Lane - Wollaton end.|