Queen's Walk The Meadows

Photo:Queen's Walk The Meadows Nottingham Looking North 2009

Queen's Walk The Meadows Nottingham Looking North 2009

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Photo:Queen's Walk The Meadows Nottingham c1920

Queen's Walk The Meadows Nottingham c1920

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Photo:New housing Queen's Walk The Meadows 2009

New housing Queen's Walk The Meadows 2009

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Photo:Queen's Walk tram works looking North Dec 2013

Queen's Walk tram works looking North Dec 2013

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Also known as Queen's Drive between 1927 and the 1970s

Queen's Walk follows an ancient pathway that ran from the River Trent ferry crossing at Wilford into the centre of Nottingham.

In early times it crossed wet and boggy ground - it's route marked by white posts.

The path was laid out formally in 1850 and named Queen's Walk in commemoration of Queen Victoria's visit to Nottingham in 1843.

In 1927, when the walkway was opened to traffic, the name was changed to Queen's Drive but reverted to its orignal name following the redevelopment of the area in the 1970s and 1980s.

In more recent times Victorian housing was demolished and replaced with a mixture of houses and flats.

 

This page was added by H W on 04/06/2011.
Comments about this page

My father was walking down Queen's Drive on leave during World War II. A bomb dropped and he went to help people. He got his uniform scorched and was confined to barracks for a week. But he found a policeman to confirm his excuse and got his back pay.

By Iris
On 24/03/2012

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