Back side [Parliament Street]

Nottingham Street Tales

By Joseph Earp

Back side  marked the line of the old Town Wall, and having been robbed of the ashlar facing stones, disintegrated into a pile of sand and was used by all and sundry as a dumping ground. When Nottingham got it's first member of Parliament it was decided that this area should be cleared and a new road established, Nottingham's first Ring Road.
And it was decided that he should go to Parliament and ask for a sum of money to clean up this area. He at first refused, saying that he was not willing to stand up in Parliament and say " he required money to have his backside cleaned ".
It was resolved by him asking for money to clean up the area and build a new street called  Parliament Street .

Article by The New Nottingham Hidden History Team.

Photo:Parliament Street

Parliament Street

The Paul Nix Collection

This page was added by Joseph Earp on 28/08/2012.

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