Historic maps of Coddington and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Coddington maps
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Memories of Coddington
Youth Club Riding Motor Bike in The Woods Old Ones Not on The Road Hanging About on The Fild
I lived at the RAF camp at Coddington back in the late 60s early 70s. Does anyone else remember the fun we used to have at the Club discos. Or hanging around in the woods at the back, there was an old disused tennis court, but we managed to have some fun playing there in the long, long summers. The local villagers were so friendly too - I made good friends that I am still in touch with now. I went back to the Camp a couple of years ago - it is now a "posh" housing development.
Great Grandad's Shop,
Ernest C Rick was my Great Grandmother's first husband. He owned this Gents Outfitters shop in Stodman Street, now it is Bakers Oven. I don't really have any information about him, only that he married Florence and had 2 sons. If anyone knows any more, please feel free to leave comments.
I lived at the RAF camp at Coddington during my teens. I went to Sconce Hills school & later worked at Alec W. Adams in Lombard Street. In those days, as office workers we were required to work on Saturday mornings and afterwards, my friend & I would invariably walk round the marketplace before catching the bus home. If we missed the bus, they were few & far between in those days & many is the times we had to walk up Beacon Hill in all weathers! One of my brothers was born in Coddington & indeed, I was Christened at Coddington Church! (better late than never!) I love Newark still & although I don't get the chance to go back for a visit very often now, I often think of the lovely times & good friends I made there.
Pastures Avenue, Nottingham
I remember Clifton in a different light. We lived at 17 Pastures Avenue during 1966/7, my brother or one of them, he's the youngest, was born there. I met my half sisters and brothers there. I have always liked animals and started to collect farm animals. When I met one of my half sisters, she was also into farm animals. We started to collect them in the hundreds. Our father, good with his hands, built us a farmyard out of wood, it had a pretend duck pond, painted blue, and he made some stables for us. Sadly they are all gone now. I would play in the front garden and use the grass as fields. There was a bush under the window that had bright pink and purple flowers, years later I found out it was a Fuschia. My school was Pastures Avenue I think, right at the bottom. Across Farnborough Road, there are a couple rows of houses with just a pathway and grass, my cousins lived there.
Holy Trinity Church, Parliament Street, Newark
I remember making my first Holy Communion in Holy Trinity Church, which was by then a wee bit changed from the photograph. It changed a great deal after the altar was set on fire in the early 1960s, when the Sanctuary was redecorated and we had to have a new altar, which was light wood. So very different from the original, nice in its own way but nothing like the beauty of the highly decorated altar. Eventually I was confirmed and married in that church and I loved it. I'm very happy in our 'new' church, which is now 32 year old, but my heart belongs in the old one! As I grew older I joined the choir and the acoustics in this church were absolutely wonderful. I'm still in the choir, albeit a tiny bit older and rustier, but I have a recording made in the old church and even after all these years it is still pretty good. My daughter was one of the last children to make HER... Read more