Tuesday, 13 August 2013
Around Newton Mill,
Following on from yesterdays picture I have manage to enlarge a few sections which caught my eye and hopefully will be of interest to others.
On this section can be seen Ashton Rd, The bottom end of Garden Street and the playing fields. The corner houses of Garden St are scaffolded out as the upper brickwork is being finished off, the window frames are all in and what look like the roof trusses are across the road ready to go up. Garden St, Clarence St. and the bottom of Mill St are also to be seen. Daisyfield Methodist Church on Ashton Road is surrounded by Newton Mill
What were the building on Ashton Road bottom / middle across from the playing fields? The road off to the left is shown as Cundy St. on a 1910 map.
Further up Ashton Rd, first side road on the left is Irene Avenue, next left Lodge Lane, and across Lodge St. Part of Bagshaw St. can be seen centre left. Surrounded by trees and just off Lodge St. is a property that shows up as Bradley House on a 1887 map. It's nice to see that trees still exist around there. Carry on along Ashton Rd and on the right is a 3 story building, which is the Co-op on Ashton Road /Talbot Road junction. The bottom of Talbot Rd sure looks different.
The road cutting this picture in half is Talbot Road, bottom left is mostly the roofing of Newton Mill, the bottom middle and right shows Newton Moor Cotton Mill. Between the 2 mills runs Lodge st where you can make out the corner where The Butty Bar now sells bacon butties and pies. Follow the street up to it's junction with Talbot Road. Across the road and over to the top left Harbour Farm. The Reservoir is no more, but the walled section on Talbot Rd is still there. There's a tree in front of the reservoir which is still there and on the left of the tree is a bench, I'm glad to say there's still is one on that spot. The cluster of houses top right are on Oakfield Rd.
Further up Talbot Rd and the row of houses opposite Oakfield Rd are known as Quality Row, to the right of them is the junction of Talbot Rd and Hallbottom St, The road across is Acresfield Road, Where the road forms a diamond shape is where Acresfield Rd, crosses St Marys Rd and eventually turns into Bradley Green Road. Work as not yet started on the Bradley Green Road housing, and the bottom of St Marys is yet to be built on. Also no sign of Bluebell Close.