King Street, Lincoln Lane, and Caroline Street, which was located where Field Street meets Main Ridge East today, close to where John Adams Way cuts through the town, were all discussed in the piece.
* This article has been amended after readers identified Pinfold Lane in the gallery – a street not mentioned in the original article.
Some houses in King Street were still occupied, others were empty with windows smashed and doors broken. (Readers have identified this as Pinfold Lane, though). Photo: Midlands
The houses, ruled as unfit to live in, were subject to closing orders, which said they should be demolished within six weeks of being vacated. Photo: Midlands
In many cases, the occupants had been re-housed, but the shell of their old home remained. This was because responsibility for knocking down the houses rested with the owners (and the council was not buying). Photo: Midlands
Lincoln Lane looked bare and forlorn, but not many of the vacant properties remained standing. The council had bought them to make way for its controversial redevelopment plan for the area. Photo: Midlands