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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

ABC Wednesday: King's Road

Today's post for ABC Wednesday is K for "King's Road".

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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"King's Road" is a contribution to ABC Wednesday. For more "K" posts from around the world please follow this link.

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  1. This part of Kings Road looks just the same after all these years! On the right where the grass is growing and a TREE!~! Fred Attwood used to have a mixed grocery shop, selling everything from Firelighters to Christmas Stockings including Kerosine and Sandstones.(Wonder what the Health Regulators would say about that today?) Next Door was the Miners Arms and next to that was the Men's Urinals. Is that still the Butchers Shopo standing next to the Pub or was it a Funeral Directors Office/Chapel? Good Photograph though and very detailed. Emjoyed it. Thanks

    1. The butcher's shop that was adjoining the pub is now a chippy. I'll post of photo of that another time.

  2. interesting bit of background on this street
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. Even though I don't drink I think it's a shame that so many pubs are disappearing.

  4. it's really sad that so many pubs disappear, I think it is part of the British culture !


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