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- AERIAL ROSS-ON-WYE 1979 / 1980
other day in town I was asked by a lady who visits Wyenot
regularly if I had taken any aerial photographs of Watling
Street whilst the houses were being constructed.
I was not sure but said I would look and would publish them
for her if I had. I have since searched my old negatives
from that era but I am afraid I did not have any of 'Watling
Street'. The closest I could come was the bit of Roman Way
between Walford Road and Corinium - Watling Street being
just off the edge of the shot. Despite this particular photograph
having been on this site before, I have published it again,
third down on this page as the original page showed a scan
of the rather poorly 'chemist shop processed' print and
this version, direct from the negative is just a little
sharper and covers a slightly larger area. I
am sorry that the quality still leaves a lot to be desired
due to reflections and 25 years worth of dust collecting.
It would appear that Watling Street would have already been
built in 1979 / 1980 (my flying years) as it is just the
final corner of Roman Way which seems to have been still
under construction at that time.
those who like to see Ross-on-Wye the way it was these snap
shots make interesting viewing. The top two are of Tudorville,
with Purland, then 'Tudor Crescent' just visible in the
top one and Tudor Rise, Woodedge and Tudor Street visible
in both. The third down shows Roman Way, Duxmere Drive,
Isca and Corinium. The bottom two are of Kerne Bridge and
Castle respectively. I do actually have quite a lot
of aerial photographs of Ross-on-Wye from this period of
my life and if the 'Grimm Reaper' is kind and doesn't pay
me a visit before I manage to find the time, I will go through
all of the negatives and publish more.
Here is the next
in the series, added on 2 June 2004.
Walford Road, Purland (Tudor Crescent), Chapel Road, Tudor Street,
Tudor Rise, Woodedge and part of Walford Avenue circa 1979.
Walford Road, Tudor Street, Tudor Rise, Woodedge and Walford Avenue
Roman Way, Walford Road, Duxmere Drive, Isca, Corinium and a couple
of streets of which the names temporarily elude me.