Debdale Lane

Demolition of Cottage 1972

By M & P Marples

These photos from the Museums Chad Negative Collection will no doubt bring back memories for some people.

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Chad A+65 - 11

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Chad A+65 -10

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Chad A+65 -10 close up

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Chad A+65 -11 close up of outside buildings

This page was added on 21/01/2015.
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I remember this cottage well from the Late 1950s just beyond it was the drive up to Debdale Hall, and between the cottage and the hall drive was a small quarry quite deep and part filled with water which some of the kids at school called the Blue Lagoon, some of them would swim there and if the guy or his wife who lived in the cottage saw them they would tell them to clear off because it was dangerous but kids don't see the dangers. At that time the couple that lived there had gents hairdressers and secondhand shop on the corner of Ladybrook Lane and Browning Street the secondhand shop faced onto Browning Street and the hairdressers onto Ladybrook Lane, the building was of timber and corrugated iron construction, I'm sure it was demolished many years ago. I'm not 100% certain but I seem to think their name was Brailsford.

By Peter Bowler
On 24/01/2015

So glad someone took a picture of this all those years ago. I must pass this site half a dozen or so times a day for work, and always knew there was a house(s)?? in this area and now I know for sure. Was this a house for what must have been a quarry as beside it is an obvious quarry for stone beside it? An old joiner friend of mine who still lives in Woodhouse told me how, as a child he and his family lived here. Were there any more cottages in this vicinity do you know? Superb picture!

By John
On 30/01/2015

Wonderful pictures, there were a row of 4, (maybe 6) the 2 end ones were of a similar style with 2 or 4 in the middle, one of the residents worked for the post office delivery service, town centre area in the late sixties and into the seventies, I am not sure if he lived there at the time of the demolition, great picture of Debdale lane and other street scenes in the must see book by David Ottewell "Old Mansfield Woodhouse".  By Brian 15/09/2015

By brian sales
On 15/09/2015

Brian! I think there was 5 cottages but you never see a shot head on. Fred Lobley's parents lived in one of the cottages and he worked at the Post Office. Peter Bowler! odd you called it the Blue Lagoon, in my day we called it Black Rocks and in the late 40s a young lad drowned in the pond.

By Tom Shead
On 16/09/2015

Great pictures and memories long gone, I to  remember the cottages as a young kid you just took the old buildings  for granted  .If only the family's who lived there could come back and see how things have changed . Would have thought there's not much left of what all those years ago was someone's home pity there's not a plaque to remember people long gone .Like everything else its in the record books .


By Former "Woodus Lad"
On 19/09/2015