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Zimmerman


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21-01-2011 11:40 AM

Andrewr

You have placed the point of what we called Fuzz Hill, the whole area from the railway in Wood Vale up to the top of the hill was just open land with grass and bushes the grounds of Tewkesbury Lodge, this extended from Hornimans Gardens right over to Forest Hill Road, Wood Vale to Honour Oak Road.
I remember the folly Tower it was of grey stone I think it had about eight sides, it was near the old water resevior.
There was no structure there other than two very large houses.
The first houses were built on the top of the hill, might have been from Honour Oak Road then from Forest Hill Road, the roads were made after the houses were built, being a very steep hill and the 1930s lorries only able to carry about five tons of material had a hard task to reach the site.
The Railway Goods Sidings at the Honour Oak Station in Wood Vale, were used to get building material near to Langton Rise the nearest point of the develloping Housing Estate.
All the goods brought to the station were in wagons were pulled by steam engines.

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What place? - Zimmerman - 20-01-2011, 01:20 PM
RE: What place? - brian - 20-01-2011, 05:24 PM
RE: What place? - andrewr - 20-01-2011, 06:24 PM
RE: What place? - Zimmerman - 20-01-2011, 06:40 PM
RE: What place? - Zimmerman - 20-01-2011, 07:33 PM
RE: What place? - roz - 20-01-2011, 11:06 PM
RE: What place? - Zimmerman - 21-01-2011, 01:25 AM
RE: What place? - andrewr - 21-01-2011, 10:18 AM
RE: What place? - andrewr - 21-01-2011, 10:33 AM
RE: What place? - andrewr - 21-01-2011, 10:40 AM
RE: What place? - Triangle - 21-01-2011, 11:35 AM
RE: What place? - Zimmerman - 21-01-2011 11:40 AM
RE: What place? - andrewr - 21-01-2011, 01:46 PM
RE: What place? - Zimmerman - 22-01-2011, 12:59 PM
RE: What place? - Tezzyd - 24-03-2011, 06:31 PM
RE: What place? - Triangle - 28-03-2011, 05:25 PM
RE: What place? - andrewr - 28-03-2011, 06:40 PM
RE: What place? - Triangle - 29-03-2011, 10:42 AM