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Historic maps of Mansfield and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Mansfield maps
Mansfield area books
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Memories of Mansfield
I have some lovely memories of Mansfield market place. My dad, George Fisher, my mum, Margaret, and my lovely Uncle Johnny stood the market for many years. My grandad started the business many years before selling fruit & veg. I spotted the picture of Mansfield and was amazed to see the photo of my grandad next to his wagon. If you look carefully you can see the name Fisher on the side of the wagon. I was about 12 when I used to stand the market, we now sold tinned food,such as Chatka crab, salmon, tuna, tarentella tomatoes and good old-fashioned Camp Coffee. We had queues all day long and this learned me from a very young age to add up! The winters seemed to be a lot colder then, I can remember my dad having to put ta arpaulin from the stall to his van to protect customers from the heavy snow. Many a time did we have to take a different route home to Nottingham because the roads... Read more
Where is This.
I have studied this photograph and shown it to numerous friends but nobody can identify the location. Can anybody help me with this.
It Was A Miracle
I entered Harlow Wood in December 1939. I was 3 at the time. I left 3 yreas later unable to walk but cured of TB. I was under a Mr Campbell, the orthopaedic specialist. When I returned fro frequent checks. I remember he always greeted my mother and me with the words "Here comes the miracle boy". Thankfully I have had a full & happy life and God willing have a few more miles to cover yet.
I was nursing at the hospital from December 1952, and the photo that is shown is of the old Nurses' Home, which you went into in your second year, or when on night duty in the part of the building at a right angle on the left. This meant that you had a single room instead of sharing. All the sisters also had rooms in this building as did Matron. The posts in the foreground are around the tennis courts, indicating that the picture is taken from the main Mansfield-Nottingham Road, the A60. Happy days. Why did they have to close such a highly respected place?
My Time in Harlow Wood
I was in Harlow Wood Hospital on and off for about 3years, first in Ward 1 which was a boys' and men's ward, it was also called Portland Ward, and Sister Langton was in charge. I was about 10 and when I first went in I was surprised that they had school every day. Then I went into Ward 9, Sister Williams was in charge there. Both sisters were brilliant and looked after me really well. I am now 65. I think the the picture on the website is Ward 2 which was the girls' and women's ward, behind that was Ward 1. You could see the main road from both wards. Mr Jackson was the top orthapaedic surgeon.
Meden Bank, Station Hill
I am trying to find old photos or maps of 50 Meden Bank, Station Hill, Nr Mansfield, from 1920's to 1935 any thing related to that area, where my mum grew up.She always had fond memories of growing up there.
Bull Farm Airadeshelter
Can anyone remember the air-raid shelter on bull farm at the side of the school. I can remember we used to run across it when we were kids. I just wondered, do we still have any? We lived in the nissan huts, off where we used to call the Haullits estate, off what is now called Abbott Road. Do you remember them?