Walk down memory lane (or alley)


#1

It has been absolute years since I have walked down the alley from the German Bridge to Forest Hill Station. In fact I would say so long in fact that it was before the buildings behind Dartmouth Road started. (I said it was a long time)

I must say I was shocked and pleasantly surprised at how nice the reworked parts look. Until of course you reach the dilapidated section towards the station, then it all gets a bit ugly.

It is also the first time I have seen the skip business up close, and that really doesn’t help! Such a shame really, as if the whole path were regenerated, it would actually be nice to use, rather than the main road.


#2

I only found out about this recently… will have to have a look sometime…


#3

I haven’t been down there for at least a few years, and never on my own as it never felt entirely safe. Has it changed much?


#4

Believe me its no attraction, just a nice alternative to Dartmouth Rd if you fancy a change.

3/4 of it is now MUCH wider, and lit by the new residential buildings along there. Due to the appearance of the residential blocks, the footfall is much higher too now.
But as I say, towards the end it narrows and is badly kept and lit. However there are a number of points where you can return to Dartmouth Road now, rather than being committed.

Will take some pics next time I am down there, doubt Google will do it much justice (goes to check)


#5

The Clyde Terrace section is the most developed now. Cant really appreciate much from this…


#6

Whats the German Bridge?


#7

Ah, I was thinking of the narrow tree-lined bit immediately after the bridge.


#8

Ha yup, I forgot about that bit when I wrote the thread, but that too is being redeveloped now. Hope yet?


#9

The best bit about walking down there is the occasional smell of freshly cooked brownies coming from the industrial estate (Bad Brownie I believe)!

I quite often walk down there on my way to Mayow Park, it’s a great shortcut.

Whats the German Bridge?

It’s the footbridge crossing over the railway line that leads to the German Church.


#10

The German bridge is a shortcut for many kids walking to FH School.

My fav spot doing that walk is passing & entering the gate for Albion Millennium Green. I love it there, it’s a true gem in FH :heart:️

http://www.amgfriends.org.uk/the-green/