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What happened to these houses?

The first photograph here of the corner of Hanover Terrace was taken c1960. The caption from the James Gray photograph merely says that numbers 12 and 13 Hanover Terrace were ‘removed’.

Do you know what happened to the two houses? Perhaps you once lived in the area and have memories to share. Maybe you live here now – tell us about the area now.

If you can help, please leave a comment below.

A view up Southover Street showing the corner of Hanover Terrace
Image reproduced with kind permission of The Regency Society and The James Gray Collection
The same location photographed in 2013
Photo by Tony Mould

Comments about this page

  • Strange that the bombed-out looking house has still not been rebuilt after all these years. Perhaps the owners can’t be found?

    By Stefan Bremner-Morris (28/06/2013)
  • Hi Stefan, perhaps the warning signs on the gate and fence might be the reason – an electricity sub-station? Regards, Andy

    By Andy Grant (29/06/2013)
  • Andy took the words right out of my keyboard! Heh heh!

    By Mick Peirson (30/06/2013)
  • Afraid my eyes aren’t up to that, Andy -odd place to have one! Perhaps one of our beloved energy companies owns the whole site these days – or maybe the Council.

    By Stefan BremnerMorris (30/06/2013)
  • As several people had posted on the above photo in the past, the house on the cornner of Hanover Terrace was pulled down due to subsidence and the electrical sub station was built way back in the 60’s I can remember the above photo as I lived in the house opposite, with the Simpson’s electrical shop attached to our house on the cornner.

    By Don Waller (07/07/2013)
  • Maybe the local council tore them down to make way for the electrical substation – they have to put them somewhere!

    By Luke (12/09/2013)
  • Yes I agree with Don Waller, Donald as we knew him. We used to play on the old site. I lived in no 37 in the middle from 1956 until 1974, and two doors down from this site was Ambrose sweet shop, and opposite on Southover Street hill was Goff’s sweets sho , we were surrounded.


    By Val Harber (09/11/2013)
  • I used to live at no 57. We moved to that “new” estate in Craven Vale in 1961. I was five. I remember the Ambroses as we lived next door. Also the chip shop half way up Southover and the barbers which I think was called Stans which was just up by the pub on the corner if memory serves me right. There was an outside lav (weren’t they all) and a rather large crack in the wall facing Southover Street.. may be why we moved! 

    By Barry (05/09/2014)
  • Just noticed the remark re: number 12 and 13 were removed. They would have been the Islingword Road end. Not this end (Southover Street) as I said the last house in Hanover Terrace you can see is 57. 




    By Barry (27/08/2018)

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