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Lower Ladyes Hills and Allotments – Then & Now

This image of Lower Ladyes Hills and allotments was provided to KHAS from the collection of the late Reg Palmer. The images were both taken from the Manor Road bridge, looking towards Lower Ladyes Hills. The allotments shown here sit on the former site of the Woodmill Pool, a mill pond used to feed the… Read More Lower Ladyes Hills and Allotments – Then & Now

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Old House, Bridge Street – Then & Now

This colourised postcard shows a collection of wonderful old timber-framed properties on Bridge Street, which were the subject of our very first Then & Now comparison back in December 2015. It was a very pertinent bit of subject matter for the Society, as it is the destruction of these buildings in 1961 that caused a… Read More Old House, Bridge Street – Then & Now

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The Mill in 1964 from Forge Road – Then & Now

This black and white photo from 1964 shows the mill taken from what is now Forge Road, Mill End, shortly before its demolition. Originally built as a mill for bread flour, it was later used as an oat mill for cattle feed. According to Harry Sunley in A Kenilworth Chronology (Odibourne Press, 1989) the mill was… Read More The Mill in 1964 from Forge Road – Then & Now

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The Mill, Mill End, from the yard 1964 – Then & Now

The mill was powered by water wheel, fed from a pool called Woodmill Pool, located over the modern day allotments between Manor Road and Lower Laydes Hills. The pool was created by damming Finham brook at the spot where the mill stood (off screen, to the right of the photos above). According to Rob Steward… Read More The Mill, Mill End, from the yard 1964 – Then & Now

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Mill End from The Common – Then & Now

For readers under the age of 60 or so, this ‘then’ image will present a completely unfamiliar scene. It shows the mill buildings which once stood on the edge of the Common at Mill End, to which it gave its name. According to Rob Steward in Kenilworth History 1997 – 1998: “Townpool and Woodmill Pool… Read More Mill End from The Common – Then & Now