Heywood Street

Then & Now

P. M. Web Site Editor

One of the photos (No 5) featured in the More Mansfield Mystery Photos page, has been identified as Heywood Street by a number of people, the photo is reproduced here.

David Clay tells us the picture shows the Beer Off on the junction of Heywood Street with Sandy Lane which was just in process of being demolished.

You can see the caravans which were put on the site of the demolished railway bank for temporary accommodation. The council houses on the horizon are the backs of Alcock Avenue adjoining Sandy Lane allotments.

David is almost certain that three of the children featured in the photograph are his children which would date it around 1982. 

The coloured photograph was taken by David a few weeks ago and shows the view today.


Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Heywood Street' page
Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Heywood Street' page
This page was added on 14/01/2011.
Comments about this page

I disagree with David, Heywood street Beer off was demolished around 1978/1979, the kids sat on the grass could be either the Wheat's, Collier's or Moore's, and I dare say the dog's name was Sam - a black Lab cross and he belonged to the Smith's off Hardwick street.

By Chris Wheat
On 18/04/2011

The top photo would have been taken earlier than 1982 because where those kids are sitting are a block of four- two bedroomed flats which were built in about 1979/80. The top of Heywood Street, I have been told, would have had a junction on to Newgate lane.

By Pete Bennett
On 11/09/2011