The old gated “Paston Crossing” carrying the railway over Fulbridge Road. Today the Paston Parkway follows the route of the Midland & Great Northern Railway so the level crossing would be pretty much under the parkway at the Fulbridge road loop junction. This image probably dates to the late 1950s shortly before passenger services ended on the line which was lifted at this point in the early 1960s.
A 1974 aerial shot showing the construction of the Soke Parkway / Fulbridge Road junction which caused great protest from local residents who saw one end of Fulbridge Road being cut off from the other. Their protests succeeded in the now familiar loop-round junction that maintains Fulbridge Road as a route into and out of the city.
The date on this one appears to be 1920s but its certainly a scene far departed from today as this would be Hallfields Lane with modern housing all around. The gatehouse and distant ornate walls were part of Paston Hall which was demolished in 1958.
Rather exotically named Paston Valley at the time, the scene is still broadly recognisable today with Fulbridge Road on the right and Itter Park on the left.