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Paston Crossing, Fulbridge Road

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. 

Soke Parkway / Fulbridge Road Junction (1974)

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.

Paston Valley (c.1911)

A wonderfully rural scene at a location known as Paston Valley which today would be the distinctly suburban Fulbridge Road with Itter Park to the left …… the uneven ground to the left is still very recognizable 100 years later !

Paston Almshouses

Hard to imagine Paston as such a rural setting but these snowbound Almshouses were located on a site that would, today, be just north of Paston Ridings, opposite Pittneys.

Paston, Hallfields Lane in the 1920s

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. 

Paston Valley c.1913

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.