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Three Railways at Horns Bridge
« on: December 27, 2011, 03:24:34 PM »
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Re: Three Railways at Horns Bridge
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 04:34:16 PM »
The building on the right of the photo is the rear of The Horns Hotel, and my nan lived directly across the road. 

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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 01:37:09 PM »
At some point in the late 50's my Nan and Grandad ran the Horns Hotel. I don't know for how long but I'm sure it was just before it was vacated and left derelict for a long time. I have distinct memories of playing dominoes with the old men in the bar when i was very very young. It was indeed the spit and sawdust kind of place that doesn't exist any more.

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Re: Three Railways at Horns Bridge
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2012, 01:49:45 PM »
H Bollans - welcome to the forums. :)

That's really interesting, I'll see if I can find any pictures of the Horns Hotel.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2012, 02:08:33 PM »
That would be amazing if you could. I have vivid memories of it, but you know what 50 years can do to the details.

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Re: Three Railways at Horns Bridge
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2012, 02:56:58 PM »
Here ya go - is it the building on the left?

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 03:39:57 PM »
Good grief, so it is. and the two tone brick work is just how I remembered. I don't remember the shops just before it though. My Nan (the other one) used to walk me from Park Drive off Hasland Road up into town under Horns Bridge then up past The Hotel. When my Mam took me on the same route she used to tell me of how there was a road block by the bridge during the war because there were 3 main line railways crossing over each other and it was a security precaution because it was a prime target. She would have been on her way to work in the offices of Bryan Donkin and had to pass every day.  Well, thats what I was told anyway.
I always remember the journey as a nightmare, there was a lot of heavy traffic and I used to have black stripes under my running nose from all the soot and pollutants in the atmosphere. I used to run under Horns bridge because it was so dark and dank.
Thanks for digging out that photo, it has brought back and reinforced many memories.

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Re: Three Railways at Horns Bridge
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2012, 04:07:03 PM »
Found another - this time when Horns Bridge was flooded. Maybe one of the houses opposite was where Gert's nan lived?

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Re: Three Railways at Horns Bridge
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2012, 06:01:28 PM »
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Re: Three Railways at Horns Bridge
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012, 06:08:13 PM »
Considering the equipment around when that intersection was built it's as impressive piece of engineering as Spaghetti Junction

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Re: Three Railways at Horns Bridge
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2012, 08:18:49 PM »
Also funny that so later in time the whole area still floods! ;) lol
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Re: Three Railways at Horns Bridge
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2012, 08:37:06 PM »
The roundabout is at a higher level than in 2007, still to be tested

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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2012, 08:48:26 PM »
Did 'the roundabout' actually flood?
The railway bridge at the end of the Hasland bypass did as did Derby Road outside McDonalds but did the actual roundabout go under water?
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Re: Three Railways at Horns Bridge
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2012, 10:44:09 PM »
At some point in the late 50's my Nan and Grandad ran the Horns Hotel. I don't know for how long but I'm sure it was just before it was vacated and left derelict for a long time. I have distinct memories of playing dominoes with the old men in the bar when i was very very young. It was indeed the spit and sawdust kind of place that doesn't exist any more.

Were your Nan & Grandad Norman & Mabel?  I'm guessing they were because of your profile name.  They were close friends of my grandparents.  I think I have photos somewhere!

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Re: Three Railways at Horns Bridge
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2012, 11:01:21 PM »
Did 'the roundabout' actually flood?
The railway bridge at the end of the Hasland bypass did as did Derby Road outside McDonalds but did the actual roundabout go under water?

May have been just off roundabout come to think. I know it took me 2 hours to get home.