Bricks field off Reform Street Stamford (now Ermine Way)

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Thread Topic: Bricks field off Reform Street Stamford (now Ermine Way)
Topic Originator: Sean
Post Date July 4, 2005 @ 5:50 PM
 Bricks field off Reform Street Stamford (now Ermine Way)
 RE: Bricks field off Reform Street Stamford (now Ermine Way)

July 4, 2005 @ 5:50 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Bricks field was boarded up when I was young, but we made a hole in the fencing and used to use the field as a shortcut to Empingham Road.  We used to have our bonfire for 5th November in the first smaller section of the field.  The larger section of field was used as football pitches and for the circus when it came to town.   Once they had elephants and lions in the field.  It was called Bricks field after the building firm that owned it.  Mr Alderman also had a section of the field for keeping poultry.  Later houses and bungalows were built in the field and a proper road was put through to Empingham Road.

Roger Partridge
July 30, 2017 @ 6:20 PM Reply  |  Email  |  Print  |  Top

Although Ermine Way was built between Empingham Road and Reform Street, the surfaced road stopped at the rear boundaries of the Reform Street properties. It was fenced off to prevent vehicular access but gaps at either end permitted pedestrian access along bumpy, muddy tracks. Eventually the fencing was removed and replaced by bollards and proper surfaced footpaths were laid, and the area landscaped with grass and trees. For some reason no vehicular access was ever allowed into Reform Street.

Mr Alderman's part is now part of Ermine Close, which Jelson built after taking over the vacant plots in Ermine Way and Highlands Way from W Brick and Co, and of course building a vast estate over the next few years.