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Crooked Bridge Road and Surrounding area - good to move to?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by FridgeMagnet, Jan 10, 2021.

  1. kyoto49

    kyoto49 Well-Known Forumite

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    It's a busy road, you overlook the prison at the bottom end where parking is also an issue. I had a choice between there and where I ended up. Think I made the right choice but I do like Westbourne? Villas further up away from the prison. Still a busy bit of road though

    Having said all of that I wouldn't move to Stafford through choice!
     
  2. Staffordballs

    Staffordballs Active Member

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    The mention of Crooked Bridge Road can still cause me consternation. I spent my early childhood growing up in Sandyford Street 65+ years ago and back then the lads of neighbouring Crooked Bridge Road (Corporation St end) were people to be feared. The 'triangle' formed by Sandyford St, Crooked Bridge Rd and the (Sandon Rd) end of Corporation St was like a microcosm of a Middle Eastern conflict zone at the time with frequent fights and stone-throwing battles. Can't remember which decade (70s/80s?) when all the Crooked Bridge Rd 3-storey houses seemed to be vacated and undergoing major refurbishment with the result that today I’m pleased to say the landmines have been cleared and it's all been gentrified !
     
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    The Princess Royal, Kings Arms and Joiners Arms are the three I like best thereabouts.
     
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    Yes, I've used the Greyhound as much as the Princess Royal, Kings Arms and Joiners Arms in recent years.
     
  5. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I think it was the early 80s when the "big houses" were all renovated, it was either that or redevelop the site, I suspect, at that point.

    A friend lived in a Sandyford Street house in the mid-70s - you could touch hands through a crack in the wall with someone outside in the street. They all went around the same time.
     
  6. littleme

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    Is Crooked Bridge Road the road where the lady was murdered and left in a green wheelie bin? So sad.
     
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    Survey forms?
     
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    No.
     
  9. Staffordballs

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    My father told me that around the mid 50's he noticed a couple of settlement cracks in our house and also a neighbour's a few doors down (Sandyford). He then enquired at every house in the row and some nearby on Corporation Street and was rather concerned by what he discovered. Within 12 months we'd moved house.
     
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    Sandon Rd?
     
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    c0tt0nt0p Well-Known Forumite

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    Even today, some of those houses on the corner of corporation Street and crooked bridge road look like they shouldn't be standing given the amount of list they have on them!
     
  12. Glam

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    Not 100% but think it was Belasis street. Lovely lady. There is a post on here somewhere all about it.
     
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    Oxford Gardens.

    oh, @Gramaisc already posted the link.
     
  15. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet Newbie

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    thanks for the responses everyone
     
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    I think its a nice area and its near to 3 great / proper pubs - Greyhound; Joiners and Kings Arms and a short walk to the greatest football team in the world - Stafford Rangers. (That last bit might be a slight exaggeration).
     
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