Ten Acres Lane 1904 running south from Oldham Road – not quite crossing under the Ashton and Stalybridge Railway.
I was propelled by the vague memory of an Ashton Lads football match way back in the 1970s – my dad Eddie Marland managed the team in the Moston and Rusholme League.
There was land given over to recreation from 1900, the area is famed for its links to the inception of Manchester United and almost but not quite became home to FC United.
The Recreation Grounds in 1900.
To the left of the inter-war housing in 1963.
So I took a trip back in time along the lane – courtesy of the Local Image Collection.
Baguley Fold Farm – occupying land adjacent to the Medlock Valley.
Farm Yard Tavern closed in 1917 a Rothwell’s pub supplied from Heath Brewery on Oldham Road.
This was an area dominated by the Rochdale Canal and criss-crossed with rail links.
The canal bridge 1904.
Construction work 1920.
CWS warehouse and works corner of Briscoe Lane.
The area was also home to Jackson’s Brickworks.
There was a Co-op shop.
Going going gone St Paul’s Church seen here in 1972.
Victorian terraces and inter-war social housing – homes for a large industrial work force.