Came across this very old photograph that was taken on the front lawn of the School Clinic on Redcliffe Road. Mansfield. I have previously mentioned on another page that my wife’s “Granny ” lived at the Clinic.Taken around 1930. On the photograph is my wife’s Granny, her son George, and his daughter Ruby.
What is interesting about the picture is, looking past the subjects, the other side of the road, are the Sandhills. A time before the houses were built.The area became known as the Sandhills, and the name being given to the Sandhills Club, a drinking establishment very well know to the residents of Wood Court, and Newgate Lane area.
Going up the hill towards Rainworth, in the first house across the road lived Frank Lager, he owned the club on Newgate Lane. Frank had a daughter with bright ginger hair, many is the time she would sit on the rocks next to the house, and wave to my wife and her sister when they were playing on the Clinic Lawn.
The excavation of the Sand and rocks from the Quarry over the years, left a huge Quarried hole, it was filled in eventually by the Mansfield Dustbin Men disposing of the Town’s waste, under the instructions from Mansfield County Council. It was when this Sand Quarry was eventually Worked out, that the sand quarrying was moved up to the top of Maltby Road.
The sand and Sand Stone from Mansfield are renowned throughout the world as being the best , and is therefore used where ever people require the best.