Douglas Terrace6 Comments
Item #: 31378
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.
Many thanks, Keith.
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.
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.
Ron, I think your identification is spot on.
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!