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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 9th October, 2008)

Alms Houses

Alms Houses
Alms Houses, Haigh. Takenin the rain. Lucky to see them without cars in the way.

Photo: Harry Cunliffe  (Nikon Coolpix 7900)
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Comment by: she 44 on 9th October 2008 at 06:46

loverly photo harry i do like old biuldings

Comment by: Ian on 9th October 2008 at 12:31

Where in Haigh are these Harry ?

Comment by: Harry c. on 9th October 2008 at 14:19

Ian, The easiest way to tell you is,
from the Hall, over the canal, cross
the bridge over the old railway line, then tun right, only a few yards, follow the track over the little bridge, after about 100 yards
there are some steps on your right.
Alms Houses are at the top on the left.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 9th October 2008 at 15:26

Are they still in use as alms houses of a sort? Good photograph she 44.

Comment by: Harry C. on 9th October 2008 at 16:13

Hi. Ian again, you can also go up Brockmill Lane into Hall Lane.
They are about 700 yards (ish)
before Hall Lane lodge entrance
to the Plantations.
Hi. Dave, I wouldn,t think so.

Comment by: Ian on 12th October 2008 at 16:40

Thanks Harry

Comment by: Steph on 18th February 2014 at 14:28

One of my ancestors Thomas Dyke) lived in one of these Almshouses in 1871 - nice to be able to see them. Thanks so much.

Comment by: claire hyde on 25th December 2016 at 22:12

Steph, I'm interested in hearing more about the people who lived in the almshouses. Do you know much about your ancestor Thomas who lived there?

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