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Hindley   Views: 1960
Hindley Slum Housing   Comments: 8
Photo: Dennis Miller   Item #: 17578  
Hindley Slum Housing

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  It brings it home, we may whinge and moan about the lot we have been dealt with in this modern day, and I fully accept that in some cases people have reason to complain... but... we don't really understand poverty like they had to live with.  

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Comments by Helen, 18th April 2011  
Wonderful but stark slice of history in this set of pics Dennis. I read a comment in the news the other day of how we define poverty these days.... poverty is when one child has 3 Gameboys (?) & another has only 1. I'd say that statement was a load of twaddle.

Comments by julie westwood, 25th January 2012  
Is this Lodge St, near Borsdane Brook at the bottom od Lower Mill Lane? They were demolished late 50s. I think.

Comments by Hursty, 14th December 2012  
I seem to remember Lodge St. As three storey type buildings.

Comments by Robert Jones, 22nd September 2014  rjones@swin.edu.au 
Does anybody have a photo or any reminiscences of Lodge St? My grandparents lived near each other on Lodge St at the turn of the century before they got married - Jones family and Marsh family.

Comments by Robert Jones, 26th September 2014  rjones@swin.edu.au 
Sorry, the two families on Lodge Street were the Guest family and Marsh family

Comments by janet chisnall, 1st October 2014  
my dad and his mum and rest of family lived on lodge street the first lived on one side then moved across the road as a child I played on the ruins of lodge street

Comments by John B, 23rd November 2014  johnblundell1513@btinternet.com 
Interested by the comments of Robert Jones, tracing my family history I find that my maternal Grandmother Matilda Jones lived in Lodge St in 1911, my father Edwin was born in Lodge Street in 1916. Matilda married a William Jones who had a son Robert, I wonder if there is a connection?

Comments by Robert Jones, 4th January 2015  
Thanks for the comments about Lodge St. My grandparents were both born and raised on that street, Robert Guest and Emma Marsh, and they got married there. Robert was a coal miner and Emma a pit brew hand. They moved to Manchester in 1915 but Robert died young at 29, they must have lived a hard life. I live in Australia but will come to England in summer to try and find where they lived, but I realise the street has now been demolished

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