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Original message (posted by ashtonman01)
On the Old-Maps website of the Ashton and surrounding areas it gives you options for different dates, one I think for 1965 and 1972. Looking at the maps from those dates shows quite a significant change in some of the areas, particularly around the skitters, Woodedge, Lowbank Rd and Old rd with housing development between those periods.

What struck me was the amount of allotments there were. The estate behind the Pit Pony must've began around the late 60s and up to the very early 70s as the 65 map just shows allotments stretching back to Skitters Wood. Shame they had to ruin it all. Another thing I discovered was that Landgate school was originally on the opposite side of the road where the recent-ish modern housing estate (Keilder Close I think it's called) is now just off Soughers Lane. I'd always thought it was just derelict land prior to being developed.

Also just off Wolmer St there used to be a laundry, and up Old Rd towards Whitledge Geen there was an area named Whitledge Hurst, anyone know why it was called that?.

https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/357500/399500/10/101325
 
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