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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.

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29 minutes

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Mon 14 Jan 2013 19:30
BBC One East Midlands

Living on the 'street of shame'

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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Role Contributor
PresenterMarie Ashby
Series EditorTony Roe