Burlington Street

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Burlington Street 1900. Dr Greens house at the end demolished in 1908 to make way for the 'Alpine Gardens'. - Neil Botham

Burlington Street 1900. Dr Greens house at the end demolished in 1908 to make way for the 'Alpine Gardens'.

Thanks to Neil Botham

laying the tramlines

Laying the tramlines for the extension and electrification of the system in 1904, was taken from Burlington Street looking towards Cavendish Street in Chesterfield

Thanks to Alan Taylor

The castern end of Burlington Street in 1907 - Alan Taylor

The castern end of Burlington Street in 1907. The solid-looking house blocked the entry to Church way for a few more months, being demolished in 1908 to enable some road widening but mainly to permit the construction of the ‘Alpine Gardens’. In the name of progress, however, mainly vehicular progress, the Gardens were short-lived, being dismantled in 1927 for a road to Lordsmill Street to be cut through from this corner. Although opened up considerably before 1835, Burlington Street was still not broad enough to accommodate gram traffic on Market Day.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Burlington Street about 1910, - Alan Taylor

Burlington Street about 1910, with tram tracks and cable supports in evidence. The street was named after after the Earl of Burlington, later the 7th Duke of Devonshire, who opened the street in 1835 whilst journeying from Chatsworth House to a meeting of Chesterfield Races. Woolf’s shop was later used by Montague Burton, who opened his first clothing store on Holywell Street.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Burlington Street and Cavendish Street in the 1940s - Alan Taylor

The corner of Burlington Street and Cavendish Street in the 1940s included multiple stores like Curry’s, Davis and the Strand Library (2d per book per week) and local firms like Voce and Tinleys. Singer’s still occupy the corner site (left),  and the overhead showroom of Jas. Woodhouse, high above the pavement, are an interesting reminder of the days when passengers on the upper decks of slow-moving trams were catered for.

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Burlington Street in the 1940s. - Neil Botham

 1940's.

Thanks to Neil Botham

Aerial View of Burlington Street from the Parish Church, 1952 - Paul greenroad.

Aerial View of Burlington Street from the Parish Church - 1952.

Thanks to Paul Greenroad.

Burlington Street  1962. Alan Taylor

1962

Burlington Street - 1963 Alan Taylor

1963

Thanks to Alan Taylor

1970

Corner of Burlington Street and Packer's Row, Chesterfield, 1974

Corner of Burlington Street and Packer's Row, Chesterfield - 1974

Burlington Street, 1975

1975

Thanks to Paul Greenroad

Burlington Street - 1976 Alan Taylor

1976

Woolworths, Burlington Street - 1976 Alan Taylor

Woolworths in Burlington Street - 1976

Thanks to Alan Taylor

Burlington Street, 1978

1978

Shops on Burlington Street, Chesterfield, 1994

Burlington Street 1994 Paul Greenroad

Burlington Street - 1994

Thanks to Paul Greenroad.

Burlington Street - Chesterfield Museum

Burlington Street

Thanks to Chesterfield Museum

 

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