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Knob Yard, Narrow Marsh, Nottingham, 1914

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:NTGM016241
:Nottingham, Narrow Marsh
:Knob Yard
:Knob Yard, Narrow Marsh, Nottingham, 1914
:1914
:Hammond, T W
:B Beilby
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Red Lion Street area.

This whole area was demolished in the late 1920s-early 30s. See NTGM000653 and ...654. All the houses were replaced by some of the first purpose built council houses. Narrow Marsh lay beneath the cliff on which stands the Lace Market.

The area was notorious for its slum dwellings and outbreaks of cholera and other diseases. See NTGM001893 and NTGM001890 which shows the lack of sanitation and open drains.

Thomas William Hammond 1854-1935. Born in Philadelphia of Nottingham emigres, and orphaned at the age of four, he came to England with his younger sister Maria and lived for a short while with his grandparents in Mount Street. In 1868 age 14 he enrolled in the Government School of Art. On the 1871 census he is described as a lace curtain designer, and in 1872 he was awarded the 'Queen's Prize for a Design of a Lace Curtain'. Other prizes followed and in 1877 he was again awarded the Queen's Prize, this time for the design for a damask table Cloth.

Hammond was an indefatigable worker, and soon began to use his skills as a draftsman to record aspects of the changing town. He began showing his work at local venues in 1882 and in 1890 exhibited for the first time at the Royal academy. His real hobby was black and white sketching in charcoal. He drew about 350 pictures all together mainly scenes of a Nottingham he knew but which has largely passed away today.

Extracted from 'The Changing Face of Tom Hammond's Nottingham' by John Beckett which is the introductory essay in 'A City in the Making Drawings of Tom Hammond'.