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Friday, 30 November 2012

Hamilton Street



The City Daily Photo theme for the beginning of December is "My Street". The photo shows Hamilton Street in Ashton's West End.

This is not the street where I live (stalkers, please take note) but I have chosen it for today's theme as it is so typical of the streets in Ashton under Lyne.

Like most of the housing built in the town 100 to 150 years ago, the street is made up of neat terraces of red brick houses. Even so, the houses are not all the same - those on the left have small front gardens. Those on the right have decorative stonework over the windows and doors.

The many rows of similar houses throughout Ashton were built to accommodate the workers of the cotton manufacturing mills that had sprung up around the town. The houses of Hamilton Street would have been built for the workers of Ryecroft Mill, seen in the background.

These days the cotton spinning machines have gone and the mill produces Weetabix rather than cloth.

See Google Street View of this location.

"Hamilton Street" is a contribution to the City Daily Photo theme day "My Street". Click here to see other streets from around the world.

9 comments:

  1. It's a great capture & very much enjoyed the history of your street.

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  2. What a nice looking street, well maintained. They're pulling down houses like that in Hull.

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  3. The old mill-worker's terraces and the working class ethic of yesteryear - my street is here.

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  4. nice looking street and enjoyed the history...lol at "stalkers take note" ;)

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  5. Great looking street, with a bright angelic looking mill!

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  6. I am thinking the same as Deb - no dark satanic mills here! Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Wettable, that's news to me?
    Excellent picture

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  8. By Heck Martin you had that photo some years, The phone box has been gone at least 3 years and I have the diversion sign in my back yard.

    The houses had £30,000 refurbishments thats why they look good.

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