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Corner of Upper Morris Street, 1960s.
Photo: Ron Dawber
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Item #: 1744
Corner of Upper Morris Street looking down Scholes.

Comment by: Tom Walsh on 21st January 2012 at 14:13

The shop next to Turner's butchr's is Leach's famous for ham on the bone then The Crown and Septre further down Dan Rouke's grocer's and The King's Arms( my dad was born there 1913) on opposite corner of Morris St., just out of shot was the first launderette The Bendix.

Comment by: JohnAlan on 14th June 2012 at 14:11

Again a photo that evokes many good memories. When I was a lad growing up in Scholes (Golborne St off Platt Lane and Scholefield Lane)I spent many afternoons and evenings in Scholes Picture House and walking into town to meet school mates and girlfriends at the corner of Woolies, calling in at Bolton's on the way home for a ginger beer. Funny looking at the photos of Scholes now I don't remember Scholes being as long as it seems. I would have thought it to be the other way round i.e. not as long. I remember May Hollingsworths fishmongers and Poulsons confectioners further up towards Greenough St. Can you see the towns gasometer at full height in thew distance? The lack of traffic is also amazing. Maybe the photo was taken on a Sunday morning.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom) Walsh on 17th June 2012 at 14:38

John ,I think your right about Sunday,but could also have been Wednesday
afternoon ,shops used have half day closing in those days.Leach's blind down and there's no meat in Fairhurst's window.I am sure you will have seen them, but there are several photograph of Golborne St,on the site.

Comment by: JohnAlan on 23rd June 2012 at 15:15

Hi Tom, you may be right about it being shot on a Wednesday, although if so would have thought there would be more traffic. Anyway up is still brings back so many memories of Scholes and my childhood and teens. Geat days then. I uploaded the photos of Golborne St. It's a pity there aren't more of the streets in Scholes, it would be great to see them again.

Comment by: RonD on 8th November 2013 at 16:51

They where taken one Sunday morning.I would guess 1961.I was on my Panther motorcycle Canterbury combination. At the top of Greenough St I stopped. Most of the pubs and shops where shut and closed for good and where shortly to be demolished So I went home to Blackrod for my Reid 35m camera,with f2 Taylor Hobson lens .Loaded with Kodachrome,returned and took these.So clad I did. I bought that bike in 1960,and had it for three years,So that narrows the date a little.

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