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in order to keep to the "then and now" theme of this thread, here's the "then" picture from a hunnert years ago, looking down the hill, corresponding almost exactly to your 4th picture, beerich
I just want to take this moment to point out that after almost 3.5 years, this thread has reached over 500 pages and over 7500 posts
I've learned so much from this fascinating review of the history of Pottery Road.
Many thanks to all!
This photo looking N/E shows the hill where the original path may have been.
Unfortunately it's low-resolution so any pathway is unclear.
This one is looking along the road (off Pottery) towards the bridge which leads to the brick works.
The interesting feature here is the WWII POW camp that can be seen just across the bridge.
An here we have an interesting map showing the POW camp and the road leading to Broadview.
These images are from this web site:
And here's another (1931) which shows that old bridge on the route from Pottery Rd. to the Brick Works.
The POW camp would have been in this immediate area.
Last edited by Goldie; 2011-Dec-06 at 00:52.
Remember the days when the river crossing was only that old bridge? People had to negotiate who went through as it is only a single lane.
This video doesn't have the true audio of me swearing after I passed the cops at Queen Street. I should post the beginning of this which has the Bridgepoint Health/Don Jail footage, seeing as that's all going to be changed soon.
- 4 lanes of Bayview Extension
- Don River
- 6 lanes of Don Valley Parking Lot
Oh the fun I would have had in those days, playing around in the Don Valley. The mud looks deeper then though.