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Previous Growth of Doxey 1820-2005

4 - Doxey in 1938 - 'Joined-up' Doxey

The period from 1923 to 1938 saw Doxey steadily expand. Universal Grinding Wheel increased in size and importance and became more influential in the area.

The ribbon development continued with houses being built along the road until it met up with the old hamlet at the junction with Greensome Lane. Most of the houses were semi-detached with large gardens although an number of bungalows were built on the southern side of the road. A lot the houses were built for rent – many being bought by the tenants in later years.

The first houses were built in Greensome Lane by Universal for their staff in 1935. The old lane to Tillington was starting a new life as a suburban road. The junction opposite Doxey House was moved further west from its original position. The gap between 5/7 and 9/11 Greensome Lane marks what was to become Conway Road. Universal also built a playing field between Greensome Lane and Doxey Brook on the land that would later become Doxey Fields.


 

Houses - Greensome Lane
Police(left)  / Universal(right)
 

Doxey 1930s Development


At the eastern end The Crescent was expanded as the first houses were built on the back of 'Gravel Pit Field'. In the 1990s the road was further extended to Walland Grove.

 

Outside Post Office (now Doxey Arms)note-1

Outside 107/8 (later Palmers Shop)


“ 'Mock Mayor' processions entered in the Stafford Pageant by the Doxey district. There was often great rivalry between the Littleworth and Doxey districts for the best Local Mayoral turnout in the procession.
The annual procession through Stafford ended with a fair on the town common. A prize was awarded to the best decorated entries and along the route collections were made for Stafford General Infirmary”.

(Staffordshire Past Track)

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Sources – Ordinance Survey Maps

      • History of Stafford (Greenslade, Johnson and Currie)

      • Staffordshire Past Track


Notes

1. Stafford Past Track
http://www.search.staffspasttrack.org.uk
 
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