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.
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.