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Thursday, 6 March 2008

Vicarage Road


Looking down Vicarage Road, Ashton under Lyne, which leads from Cranbourne Road to Wilshaw Lane. The buildings on the horizon are in Oldham.

6 comments:

  1. i remember vicarage rd houses being built ,it was round about the time i was wed 1956 ,a friend of mine who was married the week before us moved into one brand new , i would have loved one myself but money was a bit tight ,im not sure but i think alan dean built them ,

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  2. That would be about the right time, Spinners. Our neighbours in Beech Mount (on the Downshaw estate) moved into a brand new bungalow on the estate- all the roads were called after the Everest expedition- Hunt, Everest, Tensing and so on. Jim Arda and his wife were our neighbours- Jim was a butcher in the inside market.

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  3. I also remember the green fields being here before this estate was built and would have put it early to mid 1950s. Was the builder Dean and Whipp? I had to pay them rent for my garage off Newmarket Road in the 1960s and 1970s. They were well known local builders.

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  4. Most of the houses on the Vicarage road estate have had probs with the concrete raft, they built on shale which turned out to be a no no,many people had to have retro work done but the problem still exists,thus lowering to resale value.
    jaywit

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  5. Ah yes , Vicarage Road.
    Often there, when I visited the Parkinson Residence! Hello Alan!
    I'm not sure but it could be the one on the right where the lady is!

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  6. also,
    as Alan pointed out all the surrounding streets were named to honour various conquerers of Everest

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