Bridge Repairs!

Leeming Street, Mansfield/Mansfield Woodhouse

By Malcolm Marples

Another interesting photo from the Museums Chad Negative Collection, taken in 1983.

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'Bridge Repairs!' page

Chad T2256-06

This page was added on 22/11/2012.
Comments about this page

Not so much bridge 'repair' but bridge 'replacement'!

By Berisford Jones
On 22/11/2012

Malcolm, this cannot be Leeming Street, it is Woodhouse Road, just under the bridge on the right is Oxford Street. The home of Landers Bread. Out of the picture on the left is the road leading to Sherwood Pit and Sherwood Baths. The house in the center distance could well be the place where Percy Lander opened his first small bakery.Opposite the Black Bull Public House. Alan

By alan curtis
On 28/02/2013

The bridge was painted both sides at one time, however British Transport advertising increased the cost to three thousand pound a year each side, [could have been five it's along time ago] and the bakery painters would not be allowed to paint it you had to use there painters so Jim Gascoigne decided just one side.

By jim cairns
On 01/03/2013

Landers bridge that was, the other side being the Black Bull pub. Although this bridge has fared much better over the years than it's counterpart on Debdale Lane, which has been struck by high vehicles more times than a little, usually skip lorries and foreign artics. The tailbacks they cause are when it happens are considerable.



By John.
On 10/03/2013

Does anyone have any information about the history or origins of the Jug and Glass on Leeming Lane? I've been searching for ages and can only find one story (a girl who worked there comitted suicide in the pub in 1902), connected to it

By Hester Wright
On 15/04/2016

Hester, I was bought up near the Jug and Glass pub in the 1940s/50s, I have seen a photo of the original pub in a old Mansfield Woodhouse book, I think it was demolished in the 1930s and rebuilt to todays building, the landlord in the early 50s was Cyril Speight, most of the kids who lived close to the pub had a coronation party outside the pub on that wet June day, Brian

By brian sales
On 09/12/2016

Having been brought up on LLS the pub has always been there and changed hands many times. Can remember being sent down to then the "Off Sales " to obtain beer to be put in a large bottle, the landlord then used to put a sticker across the top maybe at that time it was some sort of law. If only our parents and other families who lived on the Lane could see how things have changed, some things not for the better and yet it's progress they say Brian. Nice to hear from someone who lived on the Lane also.

By G.Burton
On 21/01/2017

Brian! The Jug and Glass wasn't demolished, a new front was added, you can see the original roof.

By Tom Shead
On 24/01/2017

Under the bridge a few yards on the left was a small general shop. The gent who ran it was a Mr Reg Scrimshire. Reg was a very friendly chap who would sell you almost anything including three, yes three, Park Drive cigarettes if required. He would put them in a little white paper bag for you, no problem.

Mr S., was a blind man but new exactly where every item was in his shop. Clever and organised person!. Drop a coin in his shop and he would tell you the denomination by the sound of the coin hitting the floor. Often nipped over for a few items when working across the road at Landers garage. Late '50's / early '60's.

By Steeve. C.
On 22/09/2017