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Postby Phill_dvsn » Wed 01 Sep, 2010 11:23 pm

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Postby Leodian » Thu 02 Sep, 2010 12:29 am

That's an intriguing one Phill. I don't recall ever seeing a subway in Eastgate. Unlikely I suspect, but I wonder if it had anything to do with the garage that used to be on the roundabout?    
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Thu 02 Sep, 2010 12:39 am

Leodian wrote:
That's an intriguing one Phill. I don't recall ever seeing a subway in Eastgate. Unlikely I suspect, but I wonder if it had anything to do with the garage that used to be on the roundabout?    

I'm thinking it could be a wrong location description. Or a rather loose term of the word 'subway' Possibly drainage perhaps?
I've never known of an Eastgate subway myself. That's why i thought i'd put it on S.L to see what others think.
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Postby Leodian » Thu 02 Sep, 2010 12:51 am

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Leodian wrote:
That's an intriguing one Phill. I don't recall ever seeing a subway in Eastgate. Unlikely I suspect, but I wonder if it had anything to do with the garage that used to be on the roundabout?    

I'm thinking it could be a wrong location description. Or a rather loose term of the word 'subway' Possibly drainage perhaps?
I've never known of an Eastgate subway myself. That's why i thought i'd put it on S.L to see what others think.


I suspect that you are right Phill. Unless it was a large new drain for the old toilets that used to be at the bus station (where the entry/exit to the bus station is from Eastgate!) Regular Smiley    
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Postby dogduke » Thu 02 Sep, 2010 1:01 am

Eastgate continues towards New York Road/Regent Street,not just
the bit from Vicar Lane to the old filling station roundabout.

Leodis mentions a subway in 1910 during the construction
of New York Road.

big time scale difference,could 1955 be filling in the 1910
excavation.

The 1910 photos have puzzled me for some time.
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Postby The Parksider » Thu 02 Sep, 2010 1:46 am

Phill_dvsn wrote:
Any ideas what this 1955 construction shot is?
http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=5533&DISPLAY=FULL



Nope - I know the area backwards and have known it for 50 years, so I suspect either the project was not completed or leodis have got the caption wrong, they get a few wrong and why wouldnt they.
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Postby buffaloskinner » Thu 02 Sep, 2010 8:39 am

Dont remember any subway in Eastgate, and this is the only thing I can find about anything underground in the area, and yet that relates to the Headrow, slightly further up.

The building of Headrow House began in April 1952, despite the fact that the final licence for building above first floor level was not granted until 1954. Construction was almost complete by 19th April 1955, and the Inland Revenue had moved into the top 5 floors of the building. The basement and the ground floor were finished later; a large underground car park in the basement was opened in November 1955.....

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Postby Brandy » Thu 02 Sep, 2010 1:13 pm

Nice one Phill. Here we go again lolRegular Smiley
I wonder if it should have read 'substation'
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Postby Leodian » Thu 02 Sep, 2010 1:45 pm

The Leodis site has an image taken the same day that is looking down Eastgate to Quarry Hill Flats. The image seems to show some construction work going on to the left. I wonder if that may be the same location as the "subway" work? Hopefully this link will bring up the image on Leodis. http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=6110&DISPLAY=FULL
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Postby Brandy » Thu 02 Sep, 2010 1:56 pm

wow Eastgate looks really wide in that shot doesn't it?
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