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Cobbled Streets
Started by: blackrodweaver (463) Report abuse
Not many left any near you

Posted by: momac (8322)  Report abuse
Cobbled streets with black tar on a hot Summers day...just one
thing comes to mind..childhood memories of yesteryear..
would'nt it be lovely just to go back for one day.

Posted by: PeterP (6151) Report abuse
Approx 50yds of cobbles behind Bartons Off-licence Bolton rd ashton

Posted by: tom cros (103)  Report abuse
Poke St, off Fleet St, Pemberton

Posted by: ecmdj (8186)   Report abuse
remember them tom when i lived across road st john street popping the tar bubbles and getting it on my clothes,mum trying to get the tar off my hands with butter

Posted by: --oy-- (1004)  Report abuse
Bird St / Keble St area at Ince Bar.

Posted by: watchalot (923) Report abuse
lord st higher ince

Posted by: farrie50 (1678)  Report abuse
Rupert St Roscoe St and two more whose name escapes me for the moment .all off Darlington St East

Posted by: beep54 (972) Report abuse
Oak Street, farrie50

Posted by: Campfire (580)   Report abuse
Violet Street in A in M, very bumpy I'm afraid

Posted by: orrellite (2294) Report abuse
Interestingly I do not know of any 'cobbled streets 'in Wigan or around the NW.
Wigan had sett paved streets, being quarried stone and shaped to size normally a cube,
Cobbles are natural rounded stones usually from river or coastal locations.
Having said all this I was born in a cobbled street in Wigan and always referred to it as such.

Posted by: PeterP (6151) Report abuse
looked on street photos at "A" Court(squeeze belly entry) Ashton that was still cobbled in 2004

Posted by: watchalot (923) Report abuse
Edwin st or localy known as bull brew

Posted by: jackdog (570) Report abuse
Some streets will soon be cobbled again, as the road surface is wearing out in several places, exposing the cobbles below.

Cobbled roads might not be a bad idea, as it would make sure people stick to the 20 mph speed limits, which are currently totally ignored round here (Swinley area).

Posted by: sir bob (7084)  Report abuse
Field Street/Hey Street (off Frog Lane)

Posted by: upthetims (6412) Report abuse


Top half of Windermere St in Whelley,hidden under a layer of asphalt

Posted by: farrie50 (1678)  Report abuse
our street is cobbled underneath but covered with a layer of ashphalt

Posted by: tonker (19029)   Report abuse
Half of Violet Street, in Ashton, is cobbled.
There's still a few cobbled roads in the Bolton area. Especially around Halliwell.

Posted by: kayleigh (1161) Report abuse
Watchalot where is lord st ince. please?.

Posted by: macwil48 (301) Report abuse
kayleigh,

You might find these of interest:-

Ince Directory

Lord St Map
If you collapse side panel and then click on 'Earth' it adds details about more buildings.

If you want to see old maps then this is a good site:-

Old Maps National Library of Scotland Ordnance Survey Maps.

There are six maps of the appropriate area published between 1849 and 1951.

Malcolm

Posted by: watchalot (923) Report abuse
first left down ince green lane from ince bar kayleigh

Posted by: aussie94 (1582) Report abuse
Oh were they not fun when covered in ice.

 
 
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