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The 'new' Scholes begins to take shape
Photo: Scholes Malc
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Item #: 17616
The new starts to replace the old in this photo taken over St. Catherine’s Rec looking down Scholes. The last shops of old Scholes remain adjacent to the Balcarres & our house remains standing in Stanley Street. But one question has always intrigued me about this photo – what is the large building adjacent to Scholes Labour Club?( I have an idea but will someone confirm?)

Comment by: pat dobson on 20th April 2011 at 16:00

and what a mess they made of it

Comment by: Tony on 20th April 2011 at 18:01

The large building opposite Scholes Labour Club, across the road, was the Conservative Club. By the way, great picture. I can see three places/houses I lived in. All before I was 26! Greenough Street, Church Court, and Withanall House!!! All now gone!

Comment by: watchalot on 20th April 2011 at 18:19

is it the labour picture house

Comment by: Sheila on 21st April 2011 at 23:46

Bye heck Tones, 'you've bin around'!!

Comment by: Tony on 22nd April 2011 at 23:27

I know Sheila, all before moving to 'Robin'. Holding my breath, before this place is pulled down!!!!!!

Comment by: Sheila on 23rd April 2011 at 19:36

Oooh yeah Tony! If your neighbours read this they may be a little worried! Great photo by the way Malc!

Comment by: alan lad on 24th April 2011 at 20:19

the building against scholes is what was the new concert room built about 1972 Ithink

Comment by: Tony on 26th April 2011 at 20:15

I know Sheila!!! They're changing the face of the 'Saddle'!!!! Getting a little close, for my liking! Think I'm cursed?

Comment by: betty on 17th June 2012 at 11:09

great picture, i can see the remains of bolton st were I was born and remember so much of old scholes .

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