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Old Photographs of Troopers Hill
Set D - by Raymond Holland
Views of Butler's Tar Works
& Troopers Hill in the 1980s

These views were taken by Raymond Holland on visits to the Tar Works site after it closed. Many thanks to Raymond for giving us permission to use them.


1981 Then and Now - Click on dates to change view 01 Sept 2007

1981 view by permission of Raymond Holland

Looking towards the south end of Tar Works just after it closed. The tanks that were in the quarry behind the Bull Inn can clearly be seen.


1982 view by permission of Raymond Holland

This is the scene of desolation after the north end of the site had been cleared. The houses in Malvern Road can clearly be seen.


1980s Then and Now - Click on dates to change view 11 Sept 2007

1980s view by permission of Raymond Holland

In the 1980s building work for the new housing was in progress. By 2007 they were complete and the Chapel has also be converted for housing.


1990s view by permission of Raymond Holland

This shot is a similar view probably from 1991. The chapel had been damaged by fire.


1981 Then and Now - Click on dates to change view 01 Sept 2007

1980s view by permission of Raymond Holland

Looking from Little Elizabeth's view on Troopers Hill towards the Board Mills as work started on demolition on that site. This view shows that there has been a really dramatic change in the landscape. The hillside shown here is now part of Crews Hole Woodland. The rendered building this side of the road is what used to be the Lamb Inn and was being used for offices at this time.


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