Car in a bit of a Hole

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Another photo from the Museum Chad negative collection which is a bit of a mystery. It is listed as Car in Hole - Old Mill Lane. Is it really Old Mill Lane? and what is the story behind this?

This page was added on 14/08/2015.
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This is New Mill Lane near the junction of Roman Bank

By John Allcock
On 17/08/2015

The photo is of Mr.Bill Blake who lived at the time on New Mill Lane returning home with his wife June when the road collapsed under his car. The collapse was caused by a burst water main. He was a printer at the time at Metal Box Sutton in Ashfield. This occurred 1970's or 80's.  Bill Blake is the gent standing at the rear offside of the car looking dejectedly down.

By terry barrows
On 16/10/2015


My husband and I were just coming home from work before picking up the children from school. The road was open but water was pouring down the hill on to the main road and we were waved forward by a policeman stood in the road centre. The workmen had been repairing the water pipes and filled in the holes and gone home, suddenly the car lurched forward and down the hole previously made by the workmen. The gentleman responsible for getting us out of the car was Mr Brian Crookes who was working in his garden at the time and saw it happen - sadly Brian is no longer with us but we are forever in his dept.

By June Blake
On 26/10/2015

Hi June, How are you and Bill, are you still in Mansfield?

Regards, Terry.

By Terry Barrows
On 16/11/2015