Harry Rutherford's Festival of Britain Mural
I wonder how old that terrace is Nancy, and if the road, or an old track once ran past it before the bottom section of the Lumn Road was built.
On the Cheshire "Tilth Map" 1836-51 it shows the bottom end of Lumn Road as Acre Street.. it give a great view of just how much the whole of Hyde as changed..
At the end of the row ,to the right hand side, there is a small grassed area. This used to be more cottages and this is where Duncan was born!
Give the old chap my regards Nancy... I must get up to the Sheps and have drink with him..
Ah my old stomping ground....I have made many a phone call from that telephone box. I remember when it was one of the old phone boxes, royal mail red, with the old phone with A B and C buttons....can't remember what they were for! Mum used to see me across Lumn Road here on my way to Leigh Street School....which was really embarrassing as I was 19 at the time! The row of cottages that used to be at the right of the photo were pulled down many years ago....I vaguely remember one of my friends Grandma living in them, but they did what happened a lot in Hyde around the mid seventies, they pulled them down and made a small patch of grass. Chapman’s fish and chip shop was near there which used to be really good, prior to the Chinese chippy of today. I remember that Mr Chapman had a white Mustang convertible which he used to park next to the shop. I have finished now!
Nick Hopkinson messaged me on facebook last night and said the pictures brought back memories. I've copied and pasted his comment below."After finishing my o-levels I worked in the two houses on the left of the picture for Horace Greenhaugh ? He was a friend of my dads/contractor. We ripped those old cottages apart. My mum brought me the o-level results/envelope to that job site. Think Horace had a shop at the junc of Mottram Rd & Lumb Rd. He had the worst sssstuttteeerrr I have ever heard! Happy memories!"Cheers Nick...
Have just posted a new view four years on Hyde DP Xtra.
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