The Building of Somnes Avenue
Photos by Eddie Newman
These photos were lent to us by Sylvia Brown whose Uncle Eddie Newman was a keen photographer. Unfortunately he lost his early photos in the floods.
Today Somnes Avenue runs from the Waterside Roundabout to the Dovervelt Roundabout.
Before the building of the road as we know it today it was just a short road connecting Zyder Road with Mappel Avenue. As you will see in the map further down the page.
At the same time the road was done electricity was brought to the area.
We do not know the dates of these photos but going by the vehicles it was probably the 60s.
Does anyone remember the road being built? Please comment below.