Plan of Slum Clearance Area 36 - Victoria Place, Miles Green, Audley

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Date:8th of February 1963

Description:Over 30 buildings were demolished in this slum clearance area in the early 1960s. The rural location of these houses suggest that they were once inhabited by miners who worked nearby.

In 1914 a report was written regarding damage caused by Halmerend mines at Bignall End, relating to Victoria Place. This suggests one reason for the condition of the buildings by the 1960s could be due to underground workings making the buildings unstable. Also by the 1960s the mining industry had declined so the need for housing lessened. Victoria Place, which was located off Heathcote Road, is now called Victoria Avenue.


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Image courtesy of: Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council

Donor ref:NM.2010.31.12 (22/49351)

Source: Brampton Museum and Art Gallery, Newcastle under Lyme

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