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Tuesday, 12 February 2013

ABC Wednesday: Elizabeth Street


Today's post for ABC Wednesday is E for "Elizabeth Street" and shows part of the street of that name in Ashton under Lyne.

This is a fairly typical street in the town, most of it being lined on both sides with terraced bricked houses. The street does have a claim to fame, however. Those with sharp eyes may have noticed a blue plaque on the wall of the nearest house. The plaque commemorates the fact that this house was once the home of Hannah Mitchell, a celebrated figure in the fight for women's rights.

Born in Derbyshire in 1872, Hannah lived in this house from 1900 to 1910, at a time when she was making speeches at campaign meetings. Even though she suffered poor health, she was an active worker for the women's suffrage and Labour movements.

See Google Street View of this location.

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"Elizabeth Street" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "E" posts from around the world please follow this link.

8 comments:

  1. What a quaint little street! I like the symmetry of this architecture.

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  2. charming town

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. This is such a typically British street! I like that. I have never been in Ashton-under-Lyne, but I saw many other places with almost similar terraced houses.Most of it also in British series.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  4. Where would we be without women like Hannah Mitchell? Quaint street.

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  5. Hannah and family were at 9 Ramsden Street at the time of the 1901 census - So the 1900 to 1910 address may be wrong

    (RG13 piece 3784 folio 81 page 46)

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  6. One of my favourite streets. This is around the corner from my sister.

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  7. Very surprised to log into this My World Tuesday and find my home town there!Lovely photo.

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