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Pilot St

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2009, 20:01
by mydogsandme
I 've lived in Pilot St for four months and recently came across a photo of it taken in the late 1950's. I was wondering when the houses on the car park side were demolished and why?

Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2009, 20:07
by EWW
1960s, slum clearance. There are some pics on here of it mydogs. School and half moon yard was just about where the car park is.

Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2009, 20:58
by mydogsandme
thanks. How do I find the pictures?

Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2009, 21:13
by EWW
In the "SEARCH" facility at the top of the page try putting in +PILOT or +ST NICHOLAS SCHOOL something like that.
Its just a matter of trawling thro it and seeing what comes up.

Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2009, 21:31
by mydogsandme
thanx

Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2009, 21:45
by mydogsandme
Fascinating! I can't work out how there were different yards at Pilot St-only looking at it as I see it now! Did they all lead off somehow from where the houses were demolished?

Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 30 Aug 2009, 22:08
by EWW
Yes. At the sides of the houses would be little alleys that opened out into yards. IE Chapel
Yard, Harts Yard, Half Moon Yard, and many many more in Pilot St. Look at the maps on
here and you will see them all marked. You have to remember that pilot st was a lot longer
at one time, it went all the way down to the Dawsons double glazing works, and thats
where North End Yard started.

Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 05 Jan 2018, 18:10
by Appso
Taken in the days when you could drive along Pilot Street and out onto John Kennedy Road!
Middle left is Colin Dawson Windows, in the old chapel.
Middle right is The Tilden Smith.
Photo by the late Fred Pick. c.1968.

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Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 05 Jan 2018, 18:28
by EWW
Thats a great one Appso.

Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 06 Jan 2018, 18:30
by Appso
Going on from the picture that I put on this thread yesterday, here are 3 more.
The first one was taken for a quiz that I organised in the Camera Club in about 1973 with the title, do you know where this is in King's Lynn?
There were about 25 pictures and a roll of slide film for the winner, no expense spared, it was won by Fred Pick.
The second and third pictures were taken on 1st Feb. 1981, Showing that work had been done by then to update the properties.

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Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 07 Jan 2018, 18:39
by Appso
Still 1/2/1981, just a bit further along.

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Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 08 Jan 2018, 10:15
by EWW
Where the photographer stood to take this picture I have stood many times over a ten year period giving talks to groups of school children.
The entrance to the carpark was the entrance to the Half Moon Yard, site of the Parke Thwaits murder of his girlfriend, and his suicide.

Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 16 Feb 2018, 10:41
by Papa Smurf
EWW wrote:Where the photographer stood to take this picture I have stood many times over a ten year period giving talks to groups of school children.
The entrance to the carpark was the entrance to the Half Moon Yard, site of the Parke Thwaits murder of his girlfriend, and his suicide.


Didn't know about the murder, very interesting. Hope the children didn't get nightmares :shock:

Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 27 Sep 2018, 09:04
by EWW
Couple during the demolition and regeneration of Pilot st.

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My sisters house would be just about where the lorry stands.

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Re: Pilot St

PostPosted: 27 Sep 2018, 09:29
by EWW
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