Photo: Bill Bithell
Item #: 15869
didn't there used to be a pub just about centre of the pic called the brown cow?
I wonder what it all looks like today. Does anyone remember moving from the old houses into the new & was life better? Was there still the same community spirit ?
Helen all the masionettes have been demolished and newer houses built. It's like most areas these days, some bad some good.
I lived in those houses from when they were first built, 1971. I left them in 1976. My memories are great! Brand new: bathroom, three bedrooms, and a large kichen!!!!! They came together with going to the Deaneary! Loads of memories!!
The abbatoir in the foreground. I remember one cow escaped all the way down Silver Street, ran across Darlington Street East into Leigh Street and then down into the canal! It was rescued from drowning in the canal, taken back to the abbatoir and slaughtered. All heart wern't they?!!!
My Dad(John Hurst)was born in Silver Street.live a few doors down from the slaughter house.His brother's name's Jimmy,Stan,& Billy
dee -the Griffins lived on that side of Silver street as well -children were James, Mary, Biddy, John & Winnie
i was born in platt lane and lived there until 1957 then we were shipped out to marsh green just like the indians of america where forced to move and the entire community was distroyed
That is sad Roy but its what seems to happen when communities are moved & split up.... & the powers that be just don't seem to get it.
i was born in vauxhall rd they wanted us to move to marsh green,but my mam wernt going anywere only scholes,and scholes we stayed they couldnt make you go
i lived in Afghan st?(don't ask)don't those photo's seem like a different world.they demolished ours about 1965 i think.
I went to st patricks school lived in scholes most of my life in the maisonette near shopping precient until they pulled them dowm move to ince, still miss scholes there was a good community spirit i dont know if it still has it