'Dunkirk and the Tram: who hoodwinked who?'). The building is currently being stripped prior to demolition. Wearing my Notts Local History Association hat I did bring together the old owners, Lenton Local History Society and the Notts Building Preservation Trust to carry out a detailed on-site survey with the support of the new Tram consortium and their contractors. A report will be published in the September 2012 issue of The Nottinghamshire Historian (for which I compile the news), suffice to say that some interesting finds were made in relation to Lenton Priory, the medieval Cluniac religious house which stood here (the gate house is thought to have been at the road junction in the above picture showing the boarded up shop on the corner of Abbey Street and Gregory Street).
It is a change we will have to live with, but I am in no doubt that it could have been better managed and that there were alternative solutions. The truth is that Nottingham City Council cocked it up, as they do all too often. Local people have been ignored time and again and could actually manage Dunkirk and Lenton much better than the City Council.
blogs in a personal campaign to shame the City Council into doing something about this small open space on land which would have once been part of Lenton Priory. I love this mini copse of silver birch which greets park visitors as they come in through the Gregory Street gate.