Photo-a-Day (Monday, 20th August, 2012)
Bomb site WW2
Photo: Ron Dawber (Canon D60 70mm lens f8.)
You get a lovely smell coming from the bakery when your on the canal bank.
Good shot Ron, I have not seen this street from this angle before. I remember the bombing when I was a lad, walked past there many a time.
Sometimes industry and houses should be kept apart,this is a good example.What a veiw when you wake up in the morning.No thanks.
Kirkless Street leading to Ash Lane. Your right about the lovely smell coming from the bakery Mick. I remember the firm as Harveys and the fleet of blue BMC FG lorries they used to deliver the bread and cakes. The "box van lorries" were known as the "three-penny bit" because of the hexagon shape cab design. Well done Ron.
The area were this photo was taken was also the scene of another bombing during the First World War. The German Airship L61 dropped a series of bombs across Darlington St and Birkett Bank before dropping four bombs behind the Crown Hotel, New Springs. A number of people were killed and injured from this raid.
Bomb left a crater in the area.
Zeppelin raid April 12 1918.
correct dostaf - wonder if Ron witnessed that as well!!
Scholes Mack. I used to hear ,my mam and dad talk about it. We come out O Howard st,next to Long Shoot,and Great Acre.
i was only joking Ron -
from your birth location you will remember Heaton's removals - they has the only phone in the vicinity