Images of Beck Street, Thurgarton

Beck Street in Thurgarton has been described as one of the gems of Nottinghamshire and from the early days of photography in the late 19th century many images have recorded the scene . Here are a few.

Victorian photo of children on one of the bridges over the beck

There were three farms in the village.  Horses, cows and sheep all contributed to a steady supply of fertilizer for the gardens  – the locals name for  Beck Street  was  ‘ Cow Muck Lane’.

Cow Muck  Lane
Mr Allwood , Priory Farm, leading cart horses down Beck St. 1940s

The beck has been a playground for generations of children.

The Bentley sisters fishing 1930s

But it can change from pleasant stream to a torrent.

The beck in spate 1970s

Beck street today.

Beck Street today

Artist’s sketch of Beck Street with old stepping stones.

Artist’s sketch of Beck Street with old stepping stones

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