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soupsandwich Posted on 19/06/2017 18:09
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When was it built, completed and was it one or two houses demolished on the western side to make way forrit ?
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bnet Posted on 19/06/2017 19:25
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If l remember correctly there was a field with a farm gate so probably only 2 houses demoed. The council brought the two houses that are still there for a slip road city bound but l think they have now sold them on again. l don't know when it was built but l think it was around 1980 or just after. l think Fosse Park opened in '89 so it would have been laid out first,
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furtle Posted on 19/06/2017 20:47
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As kids we used to clamber over the farm gate on Lutterworth Rd and head down to the canal, sneaking over the Great Central with steam trains on it back in '63.
No houses were demolished as the route was left clear for a ring road: dual carriageway we thought back then, but the council decided on a single one instead & it's been a nightmare ever since!!!
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Walthamstowblue Posted on 19/06/2017 21:18
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Still known as "The new road" round mi mams.

Then again, she still refers to Coalpit Lane.
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hidewalkamillionmiles Posted on 19/06/2017 21:39
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Agree , there was a gate on Lutterworth Road that you could climb over and walk over the field to the Great Central.

From there you could either go down to the canal at Bluebanks or walk via Bluebell wood to peewit hollow[:D]
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Northernoutpost Posted on 20/06/2017 00:09
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One of those houses ( bungalow?) was known as Russets to us. Had loads of nice apple trees for scrumping, summer of 76 we were defo knocking about round there.
They actually started the original groundwork in the Fosse Park area in 79, I got sent for a job interview down there by my careers officer .
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Northernoutpost Posted on 20/06/2017 00:16
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We are talking about where the "new" road started opposite Glenhills Boulevard ?
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soupsandwich Posted on 20/06/2017 06:52
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Yep, and I'm pretty sure that at least one, probably a semi pair of houses, was demolished opposite Glenhills Blvd to make way ? But what year(s) was it built ? ASDA was there ar the other end from about 1979 but SVW was a while after.
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longstopper Posted on 20/06/2017 07:44
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I know the road was still not open in 1983 and I reckon it was the following year that it opened properly.
I lived down Gilmorton Ave overlooking the fields towards Narborough Rd And watched it all develope.
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borebage53 Posted on 20/06/2017 08:56
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M69 opened in 1977!
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longstopper Posted on 20/06/2017 18:17
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Mrs LS was due to have our first child in June 83 and we walked across to the incomplete 'New Road' the day before he was born.
Sunday 19th June 83.
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Northernoutpost Posted on 20/06/2017 19:00
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I remember being on a coach back from League Cup game at Luton and it going up the deserted "new road" at about 1am.
Think that was Oct 84
Bit of a mad night down there if anybody remembers?
A visit round to the home end just before the game ended (we were getting beaten)
Not for the faint hearted bit we had a right good mob ( mix of young and old)
Some mad Hells Angel came out of a terraced house with a pair of Rhodesian ridge backs to add to the fun and games. I think the old bill were more bothered about us upsetting him than the agro.
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