This is the view looking up Stockport Road at the junction with Knight Street circa 1910. The shop on the corner was at one point owned by a Mr Charles Lyons. It stood there until the mid 1970's when it was turned into a house. My Friend lived there and they still had the original signs for the shop in the cellar! I wonder what happened to them! There also used to be a Newsagents , a wool shop and a DIY type shop further up the row. Such a shame the shops closed down as a bit of the community disappeared with them.
On Tithe maps of 1836-51 this particular piece of land was owned by Edward Hyde Clarke.
Not changed a great deal in this 2010 photo. The shop / house is now flats. The garden wall on the right of the 1910 picture was the wall to Silver Hill House. This wall is gone but there is a house called Silver hill still standing. This was a Nursery for many years.The shop further up on the left ,which was Hursts Newsagents for approximately 20 years, is now in the process of being changed back into a "paper shop" after being closed for a couple of years.... and not before time either! There is a Hairdressers next door,also.
I have to say it looks nicer on the 1910 picture with the cobbled streets - tarmac isn't quite the same :)