Ashton-in-Makerfield all Church9 Comments
Photo: Eunice Cadman
Item #: 18408
This looks like the bottom of Rag Bruw, Bolton Road. Notice the wooden telegraph poles, that would make it pre 1958.
You are right about this being on Bolton Road Kenee this area was known has little Wales the church in the centre of the photo is where you can now buy a three piece suit from, the procession is heading back up the hill towards St Lukes but the hill isn't Rag Brow this title was given to Rose Hill which runs from Bryn to Landgate the pub half way down now closed was always called the Rag.
What am I like!
I meant Ram Bruw, of course it's not Rag Bruw. I must be getting old.
My Great Grandparents moved to Ashton from Wales and lived next door to what was the ' Welsh Chapel'....
My great grandparents moved from Point of Ayr, North Wales to Golborne Road (No. 16 long demolished), near 'The Ram'.
The Chapel on the right was one of the Welsh Chaples in and around Bolton Road (Little Wales) . In this particular Chapel thy were still preaching
In Welsh as late as the late 60s .
I only found out recently, by researching my mother's side of the family, that her Welsh ancestors lived in this area.
Snap ! Keith !
My great grandmother was Welsh, she came to Ashton from Point of Ayr. I imagine her husband came to work in the pit.
My mother Mary Williams attended the Welsh Chapel.