Your blog is really interesting to me as I was born in Newton though no longer live in the area. Harbour Farm was still standing in the early 60s and it stood on the land opposite Leigh Fold the second map on the blog shows five buildings – these were flats in two story buildings which were built in the 60s.
I can remember the farm being pulled down and the roof timbers being burnt as I walked past there on the way to school at Oakfield Primary. The new school was built to replace St Mary’s School on Talbot Road.
There was a shortcut down the left hand side of the farm into Fir Tree Drive or “Debtors Retreat” as it was known when we moved there in 1963 to be near my grandmother who lived in a flat in Longfield Close.
Many thanks Linda.
It's always lovely to hear peoples individuals memories of Hyde and the surrounding areas.:)