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Back of Woodhouse Lane 1960's?
Photo: Nicola Gaskell
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Item #: 18535
Kathleen Gaskell on the kek was it called?

Comment by: ted on 25th September 2011 at 14:38

that looks like the spare land of margaret street,the big building in background is t`hen ole.

Comment by: Brian on 25th September 2011 at 16:54

I think the garages to the left of Kathleen's right shoulder belonged to Mr Boylan, coal dealer. And the far wall was the back of the old workhouse grounds and had a small "river" running at it's base.When I was a littleun this was the reputed haunt of the dreaded "Digglers". Rumour has it that developers want to pull down "Th'en ole" and build appartments etc.

Comment by: nicola on 25th September 2011 at 17:18

Ahhh, i'm with you now - it's the "little park" area i used to go to as a kid!

Comment by: Mick on 26th September 2011 at 07:45

We used to call it the 'back field'. Rememb er bein g dragged across it by my Dad every Saturday afternoon, when he went to put his bets on at Corcoran's bookies.

Comment by: Barb on 27th September 2011 at 17:57

my children and their friends always called it the tyre park.

Comment by: wayne lyon on 17th January 2015 at 15:47

we used to live at 121 woodhouse lane me my brothers
used to play there it was known as keck

Comment by: JB on 27th November 2015 at 21:09

That is defiantly the spare land now a children play area in Margaret Street the kek was behind 115 to 180odd woodhouse lane now a small housing developement

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