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Smithy Green.
Photo: John Davies
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Item #: 1288
Smithy Green.

Comment by: Dave White on 8th April 2007 at 09:49

I seem to recall that there was a sweet shop/tobacconist on the green. Under the shop window was an old metal sign advertising Turf cigarettes.

Comment by: Kieran on 14th May 2008 at 21:50

These buildings are now long gone, replaced by a bank, kebab shop, and KFC

Comment by: dave (danny) on 16th April 2011 at 18:10

I remember the toffee shop from walking to school, central and rose bridge

Comment by: Colin Rowlands on 20th May 2011 at 20:32

The Squirrel, off photo to left, Mortons behind it in Ince Green Lane.. To left of Smithy Green on the corner with Ince Green Lane was Postlethwaite's Butchers and to right of houses in photo, facing Manchester Road, was a Bank, a shop with a "Turf Cigarettes" sign, as previous person points out and a Barber's Shop.

Comment by: mick daryshire on 3rd October 2011 at 18:43

ive skulked past that corner many a day off to rose bridge then off like a shot back to lils cafe before register bell ad finished tingin fera spare n a match

Comment by: Terry Halsall on 16th December 2017 at 11:04

How did they ever get away with building retail shops & banks on what is essentially a village green ? Surely this area would not have been zoned for development it belongs to the community .

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