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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

ABC Wednesday: Henrietta Street


Today's post for ABC Wednesday is H for Henrietta Street.

Henrietta Street runs northwards from near to the Market Hall in the centre of Ashton to the Old Ball pub in the Smallshaw area. It is named after Henrietta Cavendish-Bentinck, the wife of George Harry Grey, 5th Earl of Stamford. The name was originally given to the street that is now Stamford Street, but when the main street through the town was renamed to honour the Earl of Stamford, the name was transferred to what was then a brand new street leading out of the town.

Anyone familiar with Ashton may notice that this first part of Henrietta Street now carries two-way traffic again, after having been one-way as far as Camp Street for many years. This change has come about after the opening of Ashton's northern by-pass road, which now carries the through traffic. The lower end of Henrietta Street is now used mainly for access to car parks and local businesses.

See Google Street View of this location.

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7 comments:

  1. I really feel like I'm getting to know Ashton-under-Lyne. If I ever come to visit, all the names and places will seem familiar! I enjoy your blog.
    K

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  2. Love this crispy photograph ....Blue New Charter! Selling Vanilla Slices?? ha ha. Looks so different than the last time I saw that corner shop. Another new face of Ashton.

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  3. Interesting how street names change. When doing research, can be a bit confusing. Nice.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  4. used to be Howard's bakery on the corner where New Charter offices are now. I also seem to remember that the left hand corner in the photo was a coach depot. My maternal grandmother lived at No.35 Henrietta Street until her death in 1947. She was estranged from her family and I was astonished to find she had lived literally 2 minutes walk from her son and daughter.

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  5. A perfect choice for H.
    House in the Prairie
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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  6. What has hapapened to the stars?

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  7. I don't know, Dannyx6. I haven't removed them. They are a third-party gizmo so maybe the site that powers them is down.

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