Canada Rise then and now

Canada Woods and the 1970s housing on a road called Canada Rise were so named because Canadian soldiers occupied the area whilst training, during World War I.

Today we are looking at a wintry photo of the new road – Canada Rise which had been put in before the houses were built.

Canada Rise, Market Lavington, under construction in 1971

Canada Rise, Market Lavington, under construction in 1971

The year is 1971 and the developers have their sign board up.

Robinsonbuild have their signboard up

Robinsonbuild have their signboard up

All we can make out is the name Robinsonbuild.

The scene is very open which is partly due to it being winter. Let’s compare with 2013.

Canada Rise in June 2013

Canada Rise in June 2013

The road is, of course, the same although it is now finished and has its pavements. But we have an amazingly wooded scene.  Housing, some of which looks straight down the hill, can barely be seen through the trees.

Forty two years, and a change of season have turned a rather bleak scene into a mature looking residential road.

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One Response to “Canada Rise then and now”

  1. A G Says:

    Please could you tell me any more of the history of Canada Rise – we found some pottery and would like to know what happened before. If you could email me that would be great. Thanks

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