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"A" is for "Alley Way" and today's photo shows the a back alley typical of those that run behind the streets of terraced houses in Ashton.
At one time many of these "backs" would have had an earth surface, getting muddy in wet weather. The posher streets might have cobbled back alleys!
Nowadays many of the alleys have concrete flagged surfaces and are enclosed within lockable gates to keep out unwelcome visitors.
The back alleys were needed to provide rear access to the houses which were built in continuous terraces.
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