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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 3rd March, 2011)


New social housing just completed in Scholes alongside an older example from the late 1960s.

Photo: Neil Cobbe  (HTC Desire Z mobile)
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Comment by: Ken R on 3rd March 2011 at 00:07

Good photo. The new Scholes, it looks a lot cleaner but will it have the character.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd March 2011 at 07:44

There stylish and they blend in very nicely.

Comment by: John on 3rd March 2011 at 09:40

Lovely, are they council or private ownership?

Comment by: Roy H on 3rd March 2011 at 10:17

I know it's progress, but it doesn't have the same character as the old buildings. Is it progress though?

Comment by: peterp on 3rd March 2011 at 11:43

lets hope they last longer than the houses built before them

Comment by: RON on 3rd March 2011 at 12:40

I went passed there this week for the first time in a month or so. WOW what a transformation The houses look really nice. Lets hope the people who they put in their keep them up to this standard.

Comment by: Henry7 on 3rd March 2011 at 14:47

How can Council tennants complain when they get houses like this. Would like one myself, especially at such low rents, or in some cases - NO RENT AT ALL.

Comment by: mack on 3rd March 2011 at 16:14

lets just say the homes look ok but you can bet low lifes will be in there spoiling it and bringing it back down too gutter level.

Comment by: Ken R on 4th March 2011 at 00:10

The Scholes Picture House cinema was close to the area of that red door. There was also a mens custom tailors to the right of the cinema, I cant remember the name it could have been Jewish, E H Monks provisioners was to the left of the cinema. We bought all our poultry and pig food from them. O well only memories.

Comment by: Honk on 4th March 2011 at 00:14

Good photo Neil, considering it’s taken with a smart phone the colour and quality of the photo is really good.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 4th March 2011 at 21:46

Lot different to the scholes I heard about in the 50`s.Lets hope the new area is respected.

Comment by: Andrew Hunt on 5th March 2011 at 09:46

Great piccy Mr Cobbe!

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