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Nostalgia - What are your memories of Stafford?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by MISS T, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. Mudgie

    Mudgie Well-Known Forumite

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    The sidings bottom left look well used.
    I don't recognise the two storey building with nine windows across bottom right.
     
  2. Mudgie

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    Yes, and it really is a gradient.
    The steepness of the drives of the houses on the west of Tixall Road make that one of the most challenging walks out of Stafford Delivery Office, and it was appropriately known as "The Alps".
     
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    it's no surprise that the Luftwaffe highlighted the sites of 16MU RAF Stafford.
    4 Site as Tiel I
    2 Site as Tiel II
    6 Site as Tiel III
    3 Site as Tiel IV
    5 Site appropriately as Tiel V
    approximately 1 Site as Tiel VI
    approximately HQ Site as Tiel VII
     
  4. Gramaisc

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    Dinham's Wagon Repair Works - I think.

    The building was still there in 1974, when the adjacent signal box was demolished.

    https://www.search.staffspasttrack.org.uk/Details.aspx?&ResourceID=17246&PageIndex=1&KeyWord=dinham's&SortOrder=2


    It would appear that Network Rail may still use the term "Dinham Sidings" for that location and some of the track is still there, and spanned by the overhead gantries, though in little, if any, use these days.
     
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    Thanks.
    It's odd because I definitely recognise that building but the one at the bottom right of the other photo looks to have square, not rounded, topped windows but maybe that's with it being such a distant view.
     
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    Mmm, and it appears to have eight bays, not nine...
     
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    Interesting to see the Rec was even then marked as a Recreation Ground, even though no houses were built around it. Also what we used to call 'The Valley' leading off the top edge of the Rec, long since filled in. Also Shelley's Pits which I can just about remember to the North-east of the Rec and North of the Asylum.
     
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    Weren't they used as a landfill facility after their primary use expired?
     
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    As I remember it they were left as a large piece of open ground with a NAAFI type shop situated at one end. Like that for years until they built houses on it.
     

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