Ravenhurst Road - Moor Pool History

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This picture is taken from about where the top of the new Winterbourne Lane is looking up Ravenhurst Road towards the junction with Moor Pool Avenue. On the left are the listed flats. These have timber fronts and it appears the timber rather than painted is dark treated wood. Note the original wooden ballustrading which has been lost. Also there is a ramped access onto the pavement from the road. Why was this there? Ravenhurst Road existed as a lane prior to the building of the Estate running from the High Street to Gillhurst Road. Because it was an existing road its width is substantially different to the 16ft used throughout the Estate.
This view is up Ravenhurst Road past Park Edge on the left and to Margaret Grove on the right. The listed flats with their footbridge entry pathways to the upper flats are on the right. The gateways on the right are to the second block of flats and down to the valley allotments which are now partially developed along Winterbourne Lane.

The view is towards Ravenhurst Road junction. There is a cart with a milk pail on the left and on the far side of Ravenhurst Road a policeman is standing watching.
The picture below is looking down Ravenhurst Road from just above Margaret Grove in about 1912. The listed flats are on the left whilst in the distance can be seen the junction of Moor Pool Avenue and Eastway.
Looking up Ravenhurst Road in around 1922 with Moor Pool Avenue on the left and right.

In 1922 The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is formed and begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
First production of Branston Pickle by Cross & Blackwell and Howard Carter and his men find the entrance to Tutankhamen’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings
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