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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 4th September, 2015)

Rose Cottage


Rose Cottage
Hall Lane

Photo: David  (Sony NEX-6)
Views: 3,411

Comment by: alan on 4th September 2015 at 00:33

Oh dear.......when I worked in hospital we referred to the mortuary as "Rose Cottage"!

Comment by: Aubrey on 4th September 2015 at 07:48

Nice one David.

Comment by: Garry on 4th September 2015 at 08:06

Hall Lane in Hindley?? David....
or do we have to guess where it is??
Lovely photo.

Comment by: Colin on 4th September 2015 at 09:05

Nice Shot David, Thats Hall Lane In Haigh, Down Leyland Mill Lane, Was Down There A Couple Weeks Ago.

Comment by: david on 4th September 2015 at 09:23

Good picture! Do the Marshall brothers still have a farm off Hall lane?

Comment by: MarieM on 4th September 2015 at 09:52

What a lovely house and photo, David.

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th September 2015 at 11:29

It reminds me of the photos you used to get on boxes of chocolates in the 1950s/60s. Really lovely.

Comment by: Garry on 4th September 2015 at 11:41

I think the farm off Hall Lane Hindley, belonged to the Farmworth family or used to do.
Which Hall Lane are we talking about?????

Comment by: Alex on 4th September 2015 at 11:51

This is most probably a question for a builder, but here goes. Went did builders stop fitting wall supports to houses. I can see three at the front of the building, one just above the front door canopy. What has changed that they are no longer used today.
Nice house and photo.

Comment by: nephro on 4th September 2015 at 12:57

The house supports as you call them are not built in on construction, they are put in after movement to hold the building together. Subsidence due to underground workings in the mines.

Comment by: Cyril on 4th September 2015 at 14:04

Alan the morgue is still named Rose Cottage.

This house was owned by the Hampson's who ran the Malt Works and Potter's Herbal Supplies which was lower down, they lived in Haigh Cottage next door, Rose Cottage at the time was occupied by Peter Webster and his family, he was the foreman at the Malt Works.

Comment by: Garry on 4th September 2015 at 15:14

nephro, Alex never said HOUSE supports, he said WALL supports, their is a difference.

Comment by: Loz on 4th September 2015 at 15:56

Alex, you don't see the tie rods today because houses are built on concrete rafts in areas where subsidance has ceased or slowed down.

Comment by: Pw on 4th September 2015 at 16:54

I have worked on old houses and these plates had tie rods up to 2 inches in diameter going though the buildings and they where not hidden .People used them to hang things on them.They were as said before to stop bulging walls caused by subsidence etc

Comment by: david on 4th September 2015 at 17:17

Two brothers had the farm - one of their fields was on the right hand side, in the middle was a pathway leading to the Almshouses.

Comment by: Garry on 4th September 2015 at 18:07

You used to see them on old terraced houses where their was no evidence of subsidence or pits.

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