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Monday, 10 September 2012

Ten Houses


This week's view of My World shows the remote terrace of cottages known appropriately as Ten Houses. The row is surrounded by fields and is situated 100 yards outside the boundary of Ashton at Park Bridge.

Although it is now a peaceful location, accessed only by a narrow lane, 100 years ago the nearby valley bottom was a thriving industrial location with the Park Bridge Iron Works, a corn mill and a coal mine all a few minutes walk from these cottages. Park Bridge Iron Works are reputed to have been where the rivets for the Eiffel Tower were manufactured.

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See Google Street View of this location.

"Ten Houses" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.

10 comments:

  1. Interesting shot of your world. A bit of history too - as so much of the UK has of course. Is the green moss on the paving a sign of a lot rain?

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  2. Another wonderful photo of your world ~ intriquing ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  3. I like these houses very much, and the wall on the corner. Nice shot!

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  4. It certainly looks peaceful now. I think I'd like to live in one of these houses.
    K

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  5. They look so very quaint and peaceful now... what a lovely place to live.

    Mollyxxx

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  6. How interesting to think back over the years and imagine how the lives of people living there have changed.

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  7. what a charming row of homes!!! Probably a lot nicer spot to live now...without the industrial area nearby!!!

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  8. When I worked in Oldham this was part of my patch - in the 80s it was peopled mainly by older couples but as they died off the street got gentrified in the 90s and many of the houses were let to tenants - mostly young mothers on benefit - the moss on the stones is probably more down to lack of regular maintainence then anything else.

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  9. I remember walking to the steel works with my Mum from Daisy Nook where we lived at Hencote Cottages. We could look down into the works through iron bars and see thew men working with red hot stuff. Lois Tucker

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