Run-down and boarded up - life in the Nottinghamshire village known locally as 'the street of shame', and the man behind Loughborough's Ladybird Books.
Living on the 'street of shame'
BBC Inside Out visits Pleasley Hill, a former pit village on the outskirts of Mansfield in Nottinghamshire in an area dubbed 'the street of shame' by local people.
Run-down and boarded up, the Nottinghamshire village was once a thriving community until its pit closed in 1983. The village became notorious for drugs, deprivation and anti-social behaviour.
A radical decision was taken to bulldoze some streets but many villagers are angry about the slow progress towards recovery and plans for new development.
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|Series Editor||Tony Roe|