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Friday 5th June 2020  

The Black Pad, Wood Lane, Quorn

These photographs were taken in the late 1940s by Arthur or Doris Green, on the ‘Black Pad' behind Wood Lane, where they lived at number 10, (now number 20). Their young son Roy is showing an early enthusiasm for anything with wheels!

The Black Pad is a wide path/track that comes off Wood Lane between numbers 2a and 4, on the left as you are leaving Quorn. Because Wood Lane then bends round to the left, the Black Pad runs between the backs of the houses on Wood Lane and Leicester Road. It used to go all the way through to Unitt Road, but now ends at the back of Selvester Drive.

The top picture shows Roy Green on his father’s motorbike. In the background you can see not only the back of houses on Leicester Road, but also on the left is a gasometer, which was part of the gasworks, and stood where The Brinks is today.

Bottom left is looking back along the Black Pad towards Wood Lane

Bottom right is looking in the opposite direction along the Black Pad, ie away from Wood Lane.

 Submitted on: 2012-07-08
 Submitted by: Roy and Babs Green
 Artefact ID: 1647

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