The photo shows part of King's Road in Ashton, which runs from Hurst Knoll, through Hurst Cross towards Hazelhurst. This section of the road was once a busy shopping street with a wide range of small shops, from grocers to clothing shops. There are still quite a few shops here and the area is still quite busy, which cannot be said for all small local shopping areas in this era of supermarkets.
The vacant plot of land on the right was, until recently, occupied by the Miners' Refuge pub, which can still be seen on the Google Street View (link below).
This stretch of road has undergone a few name changes over the years. At one time it was Hurst Knowles Lane, then Hurst Knoll Lane. Then it became Lower King Street and finally Kings Road! One common factor is that all of these names have elements beginning with K, making this a particularly suitable subject for today's "K" post!
See Google Street View of this location.
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