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Shaley Brow, Billinge Hill
Photo: Mick
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Item #: 22678
Shaley Brow, Billinge Hill.
Scanned from old postcard.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 7th February 2013 at 19:36

I can remember the little shack selling cups of tea on Shaley Brow in the early fifties.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 7th February 2013 at 21:16

If you look in the Old Gallery feature on this site you'll find an item entitled Matthew Walters - an album of scans I took of a set of glass slides he made around 1900. Freda Chorlton identified one view there as being of Shaley Brow, with the refreshments hut in view.

Comment by: Jarvo on 8th February 2013 at 18:29

"I'm a Brow Beater!" Been up here on a few Orrell Half-Marathons. 1984, 85, and 87. Damned testing race that was!

Comment by: steve lavin on 8th February 2013 at 19:56

This is looking up the hill from the Billinge Hospital side.

Comment by: Freda on 9th February 2013 at 19:23

You are right Steve, the photo that I identified in the Album was over the hill on the way down towards Kings Moss.

Comment by: Christopher Alex Darbyshire on 9th February 2013 at 21:40

The farm on the left is Plane Tree Farm and the cottage on the right is Beacon Cottage, currently a white cottage for sale I think. It is just up Crank Rd from where I live, and over the fields to the left of Plane Tree Farm are Billinge Plantations.

Comment by: Barry on 13th February 2013 at 15:41

Shaley Brow Farm is other side of the hill on the entrance to Houghwood golf club. The old cafe was in the cottage further down the hill, it used to be on a sharp bend till the council altered it after many a car ended up on the roof.

Comment by: carole birch on 1st June 2013 at 23:58

Matthew Walters was my great grandad, i remember him well

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