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Nelson Street / Priory Lane

Postby old-git » 28 May 2005, 01:17

Painting by Henry Baines (1823-1894)

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Unknown, firemen at work
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1912
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Unknown, Devils ally - off Nelson St
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Postby choks » 28 May 2005, 06:40

The Third Picture Is Of Queen Street. not Nelson street

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Postby old-git » 28 May 2005, 09:19

oops,, so it was :shock: gone now :wink:
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Postby delbert » 28 May 2005, 09:34

hi not so sure. queen st alley was lower and square(and at my grans)
see pic (was also narrower than nelson st alley.)
think yours is nelson street and this is queen street one (back of three crowns yard)
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both were known as devils alley also queen street one was longer than it is now due to rebuildin(was built up by wharehousing all the way through to quayside then)
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Postby Mike.H » 28 May 2005, 12:48

Hi :D
Here's the Nelson Street, Devils ally now.
Nice pic delbert, I did not know that ally was there in Queen Street, I will have to open my eyes more often :shock:

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Postby choks » 28 May 2005, 14:06

yeah this is the alley in nelson street
just pass the graneries
on the left ..it floods quite regular
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Postby choks » 28 May 2005, 14:16

as I live in Nelson St ,I pass This Passge every day...

the passage"old git" is on about . runs between the "5 Storey Clifton house tower",and comes out on the quay , near kings staithe square...
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Postby choks » 28 May 2005, 14:21

Where the Mayor lives ..in that courtyard to the left
runs underneath " Old Folks Sheltered Housing "
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Postby bill » 28 May 2005, 20:26

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Postby bill » 28 May 2005, 20:29

SNAP hi might as well put this on as i went and got picture today never mind, the actual alley went right through like a tunnell made from brick possible destroyed in the fire at the grain storage see pictue on fire

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Postby Mike.H » 30 May 2005, 23:53

This is a nice historic street, with a historic ally, then someone thinks it's a great idea to stick a conspicuous white piece of pipe/coduit in the ally. How thick can you get :smt097
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Postby old-git » 17 Aug 2005, 02:11

Found this about Devils Ally in a book by GG Coulton ---

---- True, daylight now falls upon Devils Ally, which once ran under cover from Nelson Street to the Quayside, and showed at its darkest point a queer cobble in the pavement shaped like a gigantic human foot.----

Wonder what happened to the queer cobble :smt035
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Postby CC » 17 Aug 2005, 06:47

Isn't Devils Ally where Black Shouk the dog of nightmares is supposed to haunt?
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Postby old-git » 19 Aug 2005, 04:25

Black Shouk the dog of nightmares!!! :shock: . Sounds interesting, hope more info comes to light. 8)

My farther says they used to say it was haunted but he does not know by what. He says when he was a lad, not to many people liked to use the ally at night :shock: .
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Postby CC » 19 Aug 2005, 06:43

OG,
us Friars kids used to dare each other to walk, not run through the ally...it was a kind of bravery test! we knew all about Black Shouk!
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