The Ward Royal estate was built in 1969. It was officially open by The Queen on the 23rd of June.
The flats were built following the demolition of a large area of terraced housing bounded by Arthur Road to the north, Alma Road to the west and Charles Street to the east. The terraced houses were often featured in films such as the ‘Carry On…’ series and also, famously, in a Norman Wisdom film ‘On The Beat‘ from 1962 where Norman is pursued by a vast army of policemen.
For many years there have been rumours that Stanley Kubrick’s movie “The Clockwork Orange” was filmed. What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.