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Friday, 15 February 2008

Corner Shop


The corner shop at the junction of Kings Road and Ladbrooke Road, Hurst Knoll, Ashton. The plaque above the door reads "Greaves Place 1871".

28 comments:

  1. Ohhh, love these little "corner shops" in the UK. What a great meeting place for the residents of the area. Looks so much like "Coronation Street"!

    Pat

    Guelph Daily Photo, My Photos.

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  2. I see why you especially noticed the post about a Corner Shop, SouthShieldsDP!

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  3. This 'Corner'has never changed! Friends used to meet outside of the newsagency to decide which bus they were going to catch and to where! Used to meet our granddfather every saturday morning and he would buy us the Dandy and Beano Comics from here. Also when Nov 5th came around, always had a good choice of fireworks and lovely selction boxes of fireworks for 2s.6d. I dont think they will be removing this little corner of Hurst in a hurry, it looks to well preserved.

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  4. i cant remember a shop being there if L has me ,i used to go to our coal suppliers on ladbrooke rd as a kid to pay our bill .harold webb is name was ,there were about three house next to a spare ground with gardens ,he lived in one of those ..

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  5. Spinners - let me help you get your bearings! Kings Road is to the right and Ladbrooke Road to the left. On the corner of Ladbrooke Road opposite the shop is the old police station (now split into houses). Behind the camera are Union Road (left) and Curzon Road (right).

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  6. yes i know the area quite well ,what im saying is ,i dont remember the shop on the corner ,im wondering if the two houses .kings rd and ladbrooke rd were knocked into one to make the shop later than when i used to go down there as a youngster ,

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  7. The shop has been there since before me! quite a long time now. I bought my first SCAMPI there (Frozen of course - I think Birds Eye) in 1962. A very Pompous fellow, RAF Moustacho and his wife had the shop for years. He once told me they had been in the shop since they married in the 40's. I believe that if you walk up Kings road from here and on the next corner used to be a Corner Bakery and next corner to that another little mixed Corner shop. Last time in England both had been turned into every day living homes.

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  8. what i remember about kings rd is this ,from hurst cross was the church ,then a dirt back you could go down to get to smallshaw lane ,after that was a row of houses with i think a small garden ,at the end of that row were council houses ,then hilton crescent went off kings rd and came out further down ,next there were another row of houses ,then the opening of the other part of hilton crescent. right facing that part of hilton was a shop in the middle of a row of cottages called purdys .after the opening for hilton crescent was another row of cottages then ladbrooke rd ,its a long time ago but if my memory serves me right it was still the same up to me coming here in 1971.i dont remember any shops apart from purdys ,,

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  9. Spinner, the shop on the corner of Kings Road / Ladbrook Road has been there for years!
    Go a bit further down after the second part of Hilton Crescent - there are a row of houses with small forecourt gardens, then another gap leading down to where the Liberal Club (I think) used to be, then a short row of terraced houses with the shop on the corner as you turn right into ladbrook Road.
    Just around the corner, on Ladbrooke Road is Vivien's hairdressers (facing the old police station now divided up into houses), and diagonally facing the shop in the picture there was another shop...now converted into flats.
    June

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  10. thank you thirty8ers .thanks ,i must have walked down there blinkered ,in fact i walked down there many times yesterday and still my memory couldnt take that shop on the corner of ladbrooke in ,i remember the off door license and three or four more shops top of hillgate st between curzon rd and pothill square ,and purdys shop .facing hilton cres .,

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  11. thirty8ters ,when i used to go pay the coalman on ladbrooke road ,i walked down kings rd .there were just the one row of terraced houses on ladbrooke thenat the end of them were i think three more newly built hoses with small gardens ,the coalman lived in the third one and by his house was a massive spare ground i used to walk back home to ,it took me right to rowley st ,or if i wanted to the dirt rd beside st johns church ,yesterday i was looking on google earth to see if the spare ground was still there ,i couldnt believe how many houses are built on it ,its completly gone ,makes you wonder where the kids play now ,

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  12. Spinners, there used to be pens on that spare ground when I was a girl. We used to cut throught that way from the bottom of Rowley street to go to King georges Park.
    There are quite a few houses built on the Ladbrooke Road end...with more planned in the near future, but the land behind Smallshaw Lane and right back up to Rowley Street has been fenced, with gates and pathways for people to enjoy.
    June

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  13. The shop windows were all covered with small square wire mesh painted black,I'm almost sure you couldn't see into the shop,I can't ever remember going in but the post box was in a silly place ,right outside the front door on the corner.
    jaywit

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  14. I live on the second row up from the corner shop ive been there since 1976. i remeber a lady called PAT owning the shop in the 80s and then it was clive & Linda and now its the brother of jason orange (Take -That, Mike. i remeber when they extended (Knocked through) to make it bigger because it was only little inside. My brother worked in there for a while when he was young bringing things up from the cellar, once it got left open and linda fell down it & broke her arm i think.

    My next door neighbor who was born on that bottom corner shop row of houses in the eary 30s (Lilly)
    told me that on the opposite side from vernon street which was the entrance into ( The conny club) has we called it, which aint there no more and before that it use to be a bowling green with a hut and the old men use to roll the beer barrels to it from the hurst band club across the road which got burnt down along time ago, now theres 3 houses set back from where the wall and the bus stop is just opposite to vernon st. and futher up on the same side was hulox D.I.Y place an old building which i think before that use to be district counsil offices. wich got knocked down to make way for them cheap new houses.

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  15. I got an arial view photo of this area from 1946 and the bowling green is on it and the long gardens we use to have use to over look it. Hurst knoll school and labrooke close off ladbrooke road is just spare ground.

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  16. Howard Donalds brother Michael Donald from take that fame has owned the shop since 2001.It is actally number 2 and number 4 labrooke rd knocked together to make 9 kings rd down stairs and 9a kings rd upstairs.

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  17. yes there use to be a shop on the other corner - cuzon and union which we called the paper shop a guy called darrah use to own it.

    But now its flats and just abit futher down passed bengal lane on union road was another shop i have a photo of it but got knocked down when they rebuilt pot hill
    (HillGate Street)

    They use to be a butchers shop too near the top of curzon rd.
    does anyone remember the
    olive branch pub on hilgate street?

    if ya do where abouts was it, was it behind the small row of terrace houses which are still there on union rd ?

    I have a really old map from 1865 of hurst brook and higher hurst where kings road is not even built nor ladbrooke it has the top of curzon and union and then nothing no corner shop or terrace houses theres 1 building at the corner of board street and kings road which i think was the building which use to the district council office but i remeber it as hulox with the red phone booth out side and up the road from that is a small row of terrace houses and then the its the odd fellows then there is a row of old stone cottage house which are still there then nothing again except the the coke ovens and cole pits just opposite to where the top first entrance is to hilton cres . and then you have the little hamlet which is hurstcross.

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  18. Heres some old photos of the shops
    (Paste and copy)

    Papershop and sweet shop on corner of curzon and union road from the 1960s

    http://www.tameside.gov.uk/history/archive.php3
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    Pot Hill Square and old big hurstbrook school building on Union Road in the bach ground got knocked down to make way for a indian temple

    http://www.tameside.gov.uk/history/archive.php3
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    Old Police Station - On the corner of Kings Road and Ladbrooke Road. pics are from the early 70s

    http://www.tameside.gov.uk/history/archive.php3
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    Aerial view of Hurst Mills. St John's Church 1920s

    http://www.tameside.gov.uk/history/archive.php3
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    I carnt seem to find any old photos of mike donalds corner shop through.

    Hope you enjoy the pics

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  19. Heres some more>>>>>>

    Curzon Road showing J. Finan`s corner shop and stop sign

    http://www.tameside.gov.uk/history/archive.php3
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    Curzon Road showing fish and chip shop

    http://www.tameside.gov.uk/history/archive.php3

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    Curzon Road showing M. Packham`s Baker & Confectioner shop

    http://www.tameside.gov.uk/history/archive.php3

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    Curzon Road, showing the Hurst Brook Post Office and Butcher`s Shop at Pekin Street corner

    http://www.tameside.gov.uk/history/archive.php3

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    Curzon Rd, Union rd showing paper shop

    http://www.tameside.gov.uk/history/archive.php3

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    Let us know if you remember any of these k

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  20. Ive found a photo of Hullock`s Builders Merchants on King`s Road at the corner with Board Street you can see the red phone booth on the corner but that little row of terrace houses on the left got knocked down now its just a green little patch of land with a stone wall round it.

    http://www.tameside.gov.uk/history/archive.php3

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  21. Spinners Could this shop be PURDYS on the left in this photo just abit further up the road from Hullocks

    http://www.tameside.gov.uk/history/archive.php3

    This photo is in my last post
    but ive just realised that theres a shop on that row of terraces far left, is it PURDYS though ?

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  22. ok the links are not working

    all you have to do is when you get on the tamesides archive page just type in Board street in the search box and the pic will be there ok


    type in the other streets eg. union road, ladbrooke, curzon and you,ll see pretty much all the old shops

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  23. A bit of history regarding kings road - recollections from 1857 - 1903
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    Lees Fold and Prospect Cottage, opposite where St John’s Church in now built, and in which Mr Oldham WHITTAKER lived in his early married days, completes the list of houses in Hurst Cross seventy years ago.

    The Church Inn was not built then. Queen-street, Whiteacre-road and Mossley-road were not made then. It was all farm land. Hurst Nook is practically the same now as it was sixty years ago. Then next to Prospect Cottage was Hurst Knowle, and about halfway between the two there were some coke ovens and a sett for the sale of coal, belonging to the Steveacre Coal Pit, with a tramway leading to the pit, which was just behind Lower Carrs. There was also a sett at the pit, the road to it being by a lane in close proximity to Lees Fold.

    At Hurst Knowle there were six old houses ( right next to the oddfellows),
    one being a grocer’s shop kept by old James HADFIELD. They were pulled down and the same number of stone houses built on the site. There were also two cottages and a farmhouse down a narrow lane, also the Oddfellows’ Arms, a full-licensed house and kept by a man named CURLY. The land on each side of the lane leading down to Hurst Brook was then farm land, and very much higher than the lane itself.

    The lane was very narrow, just wide enough for two carts to pass each other, and high thorn fences on each side. The lane itself was called Longshutts, or Longshoots, and in severe snowstorms would become completely blocked with snow, and carts would have to go through the field on the side that the District Council offices are built upon.

    The next houses were at Pot Hill, in Hurst Brook.

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  24. Can anyone tell me what Rodney Street now off whiteacre or curzon rd/cedar street used to be called? old maps just show Bengal Pit and the coke ovens

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  25. Great old snaps I particularly like the one some posted of the builders merchants. Being in the trade it shows how things have changed.

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  26. I thank all the above for their comments. My family lived on King Street Kings Road from at least the 1850s. My great greatgrand father Benjamin Bottomley kept the Oddfellows ( I am not sure if that still exists even as abuilding?) and for the first part of the 20th century my great aunts lived next to Purdys shop

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  27. yep the oddys is still there, my local..

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