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"J" is for "Jersey Street" and today's photo shows the street of that name off Alexandra Road in Ashton.
Jersey Street is in an area of tightly-packed terraced houses built in the second half of the 19th century. It was probably named after George Child Villiers, the 5th Earl of Jersey, a Conservative politician of the period, whose son married Julia, the daughter of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel. George Child Villiers was a distant relation to Liberal MP Charles Pelham Villiers.
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