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Bridge Street. Hindley


Brookside Place, Bridge Street, Hindley
Brookside Place, Bridge Street, Hindley
Photo: Arthur Pilkington
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Item #: 7772
Photographed in the early 1960s.-- Bridge St. and Rayner Park can be seen between the buildings. The garages on the left were occupied by the Credit Draper's store in Bridge St. (can't recall the name). Borsdane Brook ran to the rear of the garages.

Comment by: Henry7 on 27th October 2008 at 19:57

Great picture Arthur, brings back lots of memories. Would love to see more pictures like this one. Thanks

Comment by: jim on 28th October 2008 at 05:29

can you tell me where this was in relation to danes avenue please

Comment by: Arthur P on 28th October 2008 at 15:54

Thro' the gap between the buildings is Bridge Street, across the road and a little to the left was the junction to Danes Avenue.

Comment by: len jones on 9th December 2008 at 15:35

These bring back childhood memories from the late 40s and 1950s, Arthur. I think the credit drapers you refer to was Ellis Woods. On the other side of Bridge Street there were some really old cottages, and nearby was Ellison's Ice Cream.

Comment by: Jean on 6th February 2011 at 13:54

the credit drapers shop was called Thomlinsons, my mam had a book there ang got essential stuff to keep us going from there,

Comment by: Colin Barnes on 14th April 2011 at 14:58

Not disputing that this area is called Brookside Place it sounds nicer and makes sense where it is.But if you look in the 1925 Hindley street directory it is called Back Bridge Steet.

Comment by: James Brierley on 17th June 2012 at 08:52

This was Back Bridge st. in the 1950s and the garages on the left was a row of houses.

Comment by: George Foster on 9th May 2024 at 20:47

I was born at 6 Brookside place,12 05 1953

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