Stevenage Photographed in the 60s

Marion Hill

These photographs were shared with Our Stevenage by amateur photographer Martin Woodrow.  Do they spark any memories for you?  Do share them below.

Bridge
This is where the B197, North Rd, goes over Martins Way, the northernmost and last-built of the E-W major roads, under construction in the photo, at 51°55’04.2″N 0°12’30.3″W.

Bridge over Martin’s Way

Bus Stop
Bus stop on the north side of Cutty’s Lane, Bedwell.


St George’s Church spire
The spire of St. George’s Church (now St. George and St. Andrew’s) in the foreground and Marshgate car park and The Towers high-rise block beyond.

St George’s Spire

Six Hills Way
Six Hills Way, looking west, showing cycle track and underpass under Homestead Moat, SG1.

Cyclepaths

Brent/Harrow Court
One of the two sister blocks, Brent Court and Harrow Court on Silam Road, Bedwell, under construction.

Brent Court and Harrow Court

New St. Nicholas School

Does anyone remember attending the St Nicholas School?  What was it like?  Follow the link to see a picture of the original school on North Road.


High Plash high-rise block on Cutty’s Lane, SG1.


Park
View across Town Centre Gardens (commonly known as the Duck Pond) to Harrow Court high-rise.

Park

Sculpture
King Pin, Archer Rd, by unknown artist.  Find out more about this sculpture.

King Pin

Playground
Swings and roundabout at King George V Playing Fields, pavilion and tennis courts in the background.

Swings

Mobile Library

Martin writes: “The Trailer Library would be towed round to various locations in the new town where it would be open for a day sometimes two and then moved on to another location. The Land Rover was also used to deliver books etc around the North and East regions of Hertfordshire. The driver’s name was Bill but I’m afraid I don’t remember his surname.”

Mobile Library

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  • I remember all of this i lived in Webb rise and hung out at the king pin or red shops as it was known locally we all went up to hampson park adventure playground, the lakes weren’t built then and we played in the corn fields of old Mrs. Marriott’s farm and then they built the lakes Fairland [Fairlands. Ed.] valley as it was known then, great childhood playing over the mud hills,
    Remember Ray Bussey, Kevin Riley, Sean Connor, Paul ward, John ward, Steven Bussey, Mick ward, and many more

    By john holmes (26/05/2022)
  • Hi Roger. I remember your father well as I was one of the librarians at Stevenage for many years. I started as a junior assistant before I went to college to become a qualified librarian. Every holiday I used to spend a day with your Dad on his rounds of the libraries – which always started with a cup of tea and a bacon butty as a local cafe.

    Your Dad was a great character and was really liked by all the Stevenage staff.

    By Martin Woodrow (20/05/2022)
  • Mobile Library

    Martin writes: “The Trailer Library would be towed round to various locations in the new town where it would be open for a day sometimes two and then moved on to another location. The Land Rover was also used to deliver books etc around the North and East regions of Hertfordshire. The driver’s name was Bill but I’m afraid I don’t remember his surname.” – Hi Martin, The driver was my father, Dennis Williamson, A.K.A. Bill to his friends. Sadly he passed in 1980.

    By Roger Williamson (22/03/2022)
  • In the early 1970s our band, The Fishcakes (what were we thinking), used to practice most Fridays upstairs in the King George V pavilion. Line up: Alan Riches, Jonathan Miller, Rob Hartland, Neil Earp, and myself. Very fond memories of great days.

    By Dave Watson (30/01/2022)