House Clearances 1930s

By Liz Weston

The Museum recently acquired a collection of amazing photographs of areas of the Town that were to be cleared in the 1930s. We want to share these with you but are keen to know if anyone has any more information. We realise it is a long time ago but perhaps someone in your family has told you about it.

Photo:Wood Street Area (Oak Court)

Wood Street Area (Oak Court)

Mansfield Museum

Photo:Garibaldi Square Houses

Garibaldi Square Houses

Mansfield Museum

Photo:Greenwoods Yard

Greenwoods Yard

Mansfield Museum

Photo:Meeting House Lane

Meeting House Lane

Mansfield Museum

This page was added on 31/01/2018.
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Picture three, is very much like Wood Court would have looked before they too were demolished. The outside shared toilets, the ash bins, the single outside cold water tap.  And note the wringer on the right of the picture, which too, would have been shared. The only things missing from the old days, is the clothes line, and the Coalhouses. Great pictures of times gone by. Many thanks.

By Alan Curtis
On 10/02/2018

Greenwoods Yard, Sherwood Yard and Johnsons Yard! Were they inbetween Ratcliffe Gate and Pelham St. There were steep steps leading to the yards at intervals on Ratcliffe Gate going to Pelham St.

By Tom Shead
On 11/02/2018

Whichever street or yard they belong, the first three pictures are of the rear to the street doors. Showing the outside toilets , the Dustbin housing, and the Coal Houses. Which would always be to the rear of the house. The water supply was always at the rear, and the washing of clothes, would always be at the back of the house.

By Alan Curtis
On 28/02/2018