Eastgate is a doorway not a road (a just for fun item).

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Eastgate is a doorway not a road (a just for fun item).

Postby Leodian » Wed 01 Mar, 2017 4:03 pm

Well you live and learn ;). I always thought that Eastgate was the name of a road but this photo that I took on February 28 2017 shows that Eastgate is actually a doorway!

The doorway is near the Eastgate roundabout and is in use as some people came out while I was a few minutes in the area (nobody though went in!).

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Re: Eastgate is a doorway not a road (a just for fun item).

Postby iansmithofotley » Wed 01 Mar, 2017 8:58 pm

Hi Leodian,

Alot of people think that Eastgate starts at Vicar Lane and ends at the roundabout system at St Peter’s Street/Bridge Street (where the petrol station used to be), when, in fact, it veers left at the roundabout, in a northerly direction, and finishes at New York Road/Regent Street. I think that your photograph is part of the old Marquis of Granby pub.

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Re: Eastgate is a doorway not a road (a just for fun item).

Postby Leodian » Wed 01 Mar, 2017 9:26 pm

iansmithofotley wroteColonHi Leodian,

Alot of people think that Eastgate starts at Vicar Lane and ends at the roundabout system at St Peter’s Street/Bridge Street (where the petrol station used to be), when, in fact, it veers left at the roundabout, in a northerly direction, and finishes at New York Road/Regent Street. I think that your photograph is part of the old Marquis of Granby pub.

Ian


Hi Ian :).

It was not until early last June that I found out that Eastgate ran further than I thought when I saw an Eastgate road sign on the wall of the homes near to the New York Road flyover. Up to then I would have said the road there was the start of Regent Street.
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Re: Eastgate is a doorway not a road (a just for fun item).

Postby buffaloskinner » Wed 01 Mar, 2017 9:36 pm

Eastgate in 1964

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Re: Eastgate is a doorway not a road (a just for fun item).

Postby Leodian » Wed 01 Mar, 2017 9:45 pm

Thanks for providing the 1964 map buffaloskinner :).

There certainly have been massive changes to the area since then!
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Re: Eastgate is a doorway not a road (a just for fun item).

Postby LS1 » Thu 02 Mar, 2017 9:09 am

The part of Eastgate that stretches from St Peter's St to New York Road/ Regent Street was originally the south west (ish) part of Quarry Hill. The rest of Quarry Hill being buried under New York Road.

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