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Douglas Terrace


Douglas Terrace
Photo: Keith
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Item #: 31378
As an "illustration" to Mick LD's last post and the reference to Douglas Terrace. This is a photo of the Terrace, not sure of the date.

Comment by: Veronica on 27th July 2019 at 22:31

The houses do look older than a lot of the housing in Scholes. Whether they are the actual houses of 1857 I couldn't say. I remember them when passing down Scholes from the Amy Lane.

Comment by: Mick LD on 27th July 2019 at 22:38

Many thanks, Keith.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 28th July 2019 at 14:02

This row of houses were at the back of what was the Ritz Cinema, close to where the course of the River Douglas ran before being re routed. I think it was when they built the Central Station. The old River Douglas bridge can still be seen at the side of the Spiritualist Church. I have a picture from the late 1800'somewhere.

Comment by: Veronica on 28th July 2019 at 14:46

I think I may be getting mixed up with Swan Terrace....I know it was a street looking on to the Douglas ( if it was Swan Terrace even) The photo reminds of there.

Comment by: Keith on 28th July 2019 at 21:58

Ron, I think your identification is spot on.

Comment by: Veronica on 29th July 2019 at 13:52

I remember the houses now -the penny has dropped- you could see them from Crompton St - facing the Douglas. They would have stood where the flats are now and the road at the side of the river, or thereabouts. I had completely forgotten about them! They did look older than a lot of the terraces in Scholes. Its hard work stretching a memory that is already failing - it just came back suddenly! Oh! Dreary me!

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