The photo below was given to us by John and Doreen Morris.
It is of a workshop that stands on the corner of Lumn Road & Townend Street. It has been here for as long as I can remember. I used to walk past it when I attended Leigh Street Infants/Junior school in the 1960/70's and it hasn't really altered at all.
I think it is (or was) a leather works at some time.
Circa 1990 . Notice the field to the left hasn't had Leigh Primary built on it yet.
This photo Circa 2010 shows that very little has changed.
The notice in the window still shows the old area code as 061. This changed to 0161 on April 16th 1995. It also shows that it IS a leather works ,too!
This map from 1875 shows the building was in existence then (marked by red arrow) .