Nutbrook St terrace c1880s

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Nutbrook Street houses had a 'facelift' in the Bellenden Renewal Scheme (1997-2007). The work was done in 2001-2, and consisted of cleaning front brickwork, painting the woodframes and doors, new front garden walls, railings and front paths. Only 3 houses opted out. Overall, the relatively low cost work - without any repairs - lightened and harmonised the look of the street, especially pleasing when the sun shines on the warm yellow bricks. Several years on, the pain of being subjected to the Council Housing Department and its contractors for a long time, is slowly receding, and we can enjoy the improved feel of the street