Waterloo Road was an elegant Victorian suburb
which contained a large number of distinguished buildings. Unfortunately
many of them have fallen into a state of disrepair and have now disappeared
as the road slowly changed from dignified housing to commercial properties.
The last major changes took place in the 1970's and David Clare was on hand
to record them.
This photograph was taken a little while before the fine town house in
the centre was demolished
The scene after demolition. The high quality of the original housing can
be seen in the remaining buildings.
I've included these two photographs which I have taken recently to show
how well the two remaining buildings have survived since the original
photographs were taken.
These delightful houses once faced the splendid villas
which were a feature of Wadham's Hill.
The same houses today. I've taken this photograph to
show how little has changed externally since the previous photograph was
The main differences are the chimneys which have been lowered,
and some of the windows replaced.
Another scene that hasn't changed in twenty seven years.
It must have looked very similar when the houses were built.
Another fine house disappears. Here it is in the early
stages of demolition.
The same scene a few days later as the house slowly
The fine house on the left was shortly to disappear.
The same house during demolition.
Luckily this fine terrace has survived completely
unscathed, and is now listed.
Some of the original Victorian elegance remains in the