Photo-a-Day (Friday, 13th March, 2020)
The point is, where was the old cattle market.
Exactly what I was wondering - apart from what used to be said about ' Beauty Competitions' . My first thought was the market square long ago....but that's out of the question..
Been watching this, they've been thrown up. It's on Frog Lane behind Parrys Paints and the old Guardians pub
I had no idea there was ever a cattle market in that area.
Thrown up's not the word WN1, can you not think of anything faster than that ? lol. I go down Prescott St regularly and the ones high up on the right have appeared as if by magic.
Is this the old Jos Trickett's place off Frog Lane?. If so then I have some cine film that I shot there in the very early 60's, almost 60 years ago. It should be interesting viewing.
The houses they build today are more like Rabbit Hutches than family dwellings.
Good old British Developers, building tomorrows slums today!
Dtease you sound like my dad in the sixties when they were re- developing Scholes, one of his 'mantras' was "they're breeding slums"and another was " Army Barracks!"
I used to tease him and say 'but they're posh Army Barracks!" ... A lot of what he said came true, or why were they demolished later and some turned to into drug dens?....on the other hand if Scholes had been left as it was, would the same have happened because of the drug scene....? In the end it's some, not all,the people who make slums of good buildings. I agree about the buildings being thrown up quick! The Chinese seem to have the fastest
rate these days though!
Thanks for the picture Mick.
Brings back many happy memories.My grand father lived backing onto the cattle market and I could just nip over the back wall onto the market.
Spent many happy hours avoiding the caretaker and helping to carry in the baby pigs. Remember them driving the cattle up Frog lane to their fate!!often causing chaos if the gates to All Siants girls school were open.Happy Days.
little boxes on a hill top not one of your best mick
The need for affordable houses is outweighing the need for quality . Quick profit developers are seizing the opportunity
for a quick ‘ get in and get out’ New buildings look fresh , clean and exciting , but are built with cheap workable materials . Restoring old buildings is more sensible in the long run , but we live in a modern throw away society , in which , once you are of a certain age it becomes much easier to simply flatten it and start again .
On the cheery side I read that Greenland is melting even faster than was predicted . Indonesia and Venice are sinking yearly .
Bangladesh will disappear completely . A scientist said , if Greenland goes , the areas most under threat will be the areas where we now grow are crops for food .
Judging by what is going on today , not sure we will even get that far to know what happened , or who was right .
DTease don't make sense best of times.
A bit like your comments then Alan,or is it Mick pretending to be Alan again.
What you have to remember is that these new houses have to conform with far more standards than those built say 50 years ago did and subsequently will cost a fraction to run. Furthermore if they were of poor quality the mortgage companies simply wouldn't lend against them.