Harry Rutherford's
Festival of Britain Mural

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.   


Anonymous said...

Barry in Oz. The houses o Bradley Green Rd were not built until around 1950-1952, I moved in there when they were newly built.

Marjorie said...

Bluebell Close was built around Bluebell reservoir. And at the end of the war street parties were held at the end of Acresfield road where it makes a diamond shape. From that end of the street there was a footpath through the fields to Dukinfield. In summer the fields were full of corn with poppies and cornflowers growing amongst it. Really lovely. Newton was quite rural and there were several farms. Cows used to walk up Talbot Road. Can you imagine that happening now?

Bill crompton said...

I spent a few days working at Newton Mill,one of my many places where I worked in the days when employment was readily available ,if you did not like the work you just left and got another job.never out of work.

jenny roberts said...

On the top picture, the building to the right of Cundy Street is Daisyfield Chapel.

Jean said...

I can remember the building on Ashton Road being a Co-op.

Werneth Low said...

What lovely memories. Thank you for them all.

Anonymous said...

now this is something to get the old brainbox going.just brilliant.more please as they say.

Anonymous said...

The shop near Cundy street was know as Rowlands, underneath the shop the Post Office Telephones use to store their vans overnight, the entrance was on Cundy Street, across from the shop where the "playings fields" are this was a big valley, in the bottom was a stream that went into Hyde Park Woods, this was bricked over, and used as the tip, which brought the ground level up to Garden Street/Ashley Street level. this is why it was never built on. At the end of Cundy Street there was a railway branch line which wagons use to pick up Robertson Jam at a small building. The railway line also use to run to what was Honeys scrapyard.
hope this helps, Mike