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Mr Cat
05-05-08, 04:11 AM
was driving past benwell yesterday and took a few pics of where I lived as a kid in the 70's...shame to see the state of this street (Benwell Dene terrace) now :(

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2465196060_cc4fb40b87.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/2465187288_f17b69bf81.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3019/2464413929_9294b74a84.jpg

full set here -
http://www.flickr.com/photos/weardaleone/sets/72157604882924495/

Jonathan Ribee
05-05-08, 05:37 AM
Mr Cat

Was struck by your set, so google-earthed Benwell. There are a couple of pictures of the area and school there in 1977 on GE that you might be interested in, if you haven't looked already.

Jonathan

Tony L
05-05-08, 07:27 AM
Great set. What's the story there? It's unusual to see a whole area abandoned like that, it gives the pictures a real post apocalypse kind of feel.

Tony.

dan m
05-05-08, 07:37 AM
There's that cone again!

vuk
05-05-08, 07:49 AM
that guy in the white van seems to be following you.

it might be the cone man!

vuk.

vuk
05-05-08, 07:50 AM
Great set. What's the story there?

c'mon tony, i thought you'd be the first to say thatcherism.


vuk.

Mr Cat
05-05-08, 09:11 AM
cheers guys - not sure of the exact story (must look it up) but most of the houses were as far as I know privately owned, but a lot of the whole area has been rundown and is in the (slow) process of being redeveloped...wouldn't want to live there now- rough as hell..!

cliffpatte
05-05-08, 09:14 AM
I also know that area well. My brothers lived not far from there - oddly enough sequentially occupying the same house. It was privately owned and the rented it.