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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Jersey Street

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"J" is for "Jersey Street" and today's photo shows the street of that name off Alexandra Road in Ashton.

Jersey Street is in an area of tightly-packed terraced houses built in the second half of the 19th century. It was probably named after George Child Villiers, the 5th Earl of Jersey, a Conservative politician of the period, whose son married Julia, the daughter of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel. George Child Villiers was a distant relation to Liberal MP Charles Pelham Villiers.

See Birds Eye View of this location.

See Google Street View of this location.

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


  1. What a nice clean neat looking street. Wish I could see it without the cars.

  2. I'm always a bit freaked out by those terraced houses ever since I got completeloy lost in Lnodon looking for my hotel. Believe it or not, my friend and me had forgotten the name of the street and they all looked alike...
    At least the houses here look different.

  3. so how is it that cars are parked on both sides of the street? does one drive in the middle, over the line?

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  4. Cute little street. No room for pedestrians, though!!

    My ABC Wednesday

  5. Well, of course the street was built long before there were any cars! The only vehicles that would have used it were the milkman with his horsedrawn float, the coal man with his horsedrawn wagon and the horsedrawn wagon that collected all the "night soil" from the outside lavs at the back!

    Roger - if two cars meet, one of them will have to reverse out!

  6. Traffic warden paradise land.
    In my world they would all get a warning notice followed by penalty notices if they did not mend their parking ways.



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