What Is It About West Bridgford?

February 1st 2013
By: Melanie
What Is It About West Bridgford?

Mark Bygott, Managing Director of Intercounty West Bridgford shares with us his love for the area:

' My first association with the West Bridgford area stems back to the early 1980's. I was studying for my degree in Surveying and lived in a student house on Trent Boulevard in Lady Bay, I was also playing rugby for the local team Old Nottinghamians near Holme Pierrpont. The West Bridgford of the 1980's seems a far cry from that of today. Granted, it boasted a Test standard cricket ground and an awesome all conquering football team, but as an area to live in it was desirable but rather dull! If you wanted any nightlife or a decent restaurant, a trip over the River Trent was required. Up until the late 1930's the West Bridgford Protection Society worked hard to prevent licensed premises and as such the area provided less opportunities for 'thirsty students'! What has always marked West Bridgford out is the preponderance of first class primary and secondary schools - both state and private. Many parents are more than happy to pay a 'premium' for their property in the knowledge that their children will be in catchment for a high quality school. A more recent attraction of the area is the mini explosion of the cafe and restaurant 'society'. On or close to Central Avenue/Gordon Road you can enjoy a frothy coffee in any number of establishments and sample cuisine from India, China, Canton, Italy, Spain, England and so the list goes on. Property diversity is also an attractive feature of the area with elegant rows of Edwardian and Victorian villas and terraces in the centre and more recent modern homes in the West Bridgford  'suburbs' typified by Gamston and Compton Acres. Got a million in the bank? Then Edwalton is the place. In truth the area offers something for everyone and whilst not immune from the economic downturn - has a least fared better than most areas. In the past it was 'bread and lard island', nowadays, as one wag observed, it's more 'ciabatta and tapenade'!'

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