Great pic of Borough Road, Manowar1952.
Well I was born in 1973 and so will turn 40 next year.
I do remember some of the shops in that area from when I was a young child.
At the bottom of Briardale was some sort of car parts shop. I always seem to think it sold car batteries or something, but my memory is hazy!
Along that row, there was also a newsagents - I remember that one quite well, because I used to go in there and spend my 25p pocket money!
Also there was some sort of clothes shop, as I remember seeing the mannequins there and then further along was a I think, a butchers' shop.
Of course it all changed after the demolition which to me looks like some attempt at a road widening scheme, however there's now the trees, the grass verges and the bus layby yet the road at this point remains one lane in each direction.
I remember as kids we all used to use the entire demolition site as a playground. Nowadays it'd all be securely fenced off with danger signs everywere. Can't remember exactly what year that all happened in, think it was around the eraly 80s.
Last edited by PaulTaters; 22nd May 2012 7:59am.