Gathurst, Inglewood

Started by: lil girl (16)

I am interested to see any old Pictures of Inglewood on Gathurst Road in Orrell i am trying to trace back how old it is and any families that may have lived there. Any help would be great.

Started: 9th Nov 2006 at 15:21

Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

This question has been asked before but I'm not sure on which forum. The Hampson family owned and lived in this house for years. The only reason I know this is because David Hampson served his articles at Gibson, Russell and Adler (Solictors) in King Street in the 1960s where I also worked. It's been turned into some some of centre now but I can't remember what it is. I'm sure there's someone on here who will know though.

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 15:53

Posted by: reddi8 (1107)

I seem to remember the Howard family living there. They used to deliver our milk years ago.

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 16:43

Posted by: lil girl (16)

It is currently a Healing Centre but it is also lived in by me and owned by my step sisters mum. I rent one of the rooms upstairs and am really interested in its history . What you have given so far is great for me to start on. Any more info would be great

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 16:53

Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

It's a very large house standing in its own grounds and set in woods below Gathurst Lane where the bridge and traffic lights are. You can just about see it through the trees. I bet it was worth a lot of money when it was sold. As I said though Reddi8, I'm going back to the 60s.

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 16:55

Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

Lil, I don't know if this helps at all, but David Hampson has his own solicitor's office in Shevington. He's a lovely man and, although no doubt a busy man, perhaps if you were to ask him, he'd be able to give you some background. If you do get to speak to him tell him Mollie from Gibson, Russell and Adler said hello.

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 16:58

Posted by: lil girl (16)

Thanks mollie thats great i shall pop in and see him. Reddi8 do you happen to know what year the Howard family lived there? And any clues as to what year it was built any one?

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 17:05

Posted by: lil girl (16)

Mollie further to you reply about someone already asking about this - i look in the other forums and it was me a while a go. I had forgotten about it but i have managed to get a load of information about it from both forums.

Replied: 9th Nov 2006 at 17:13

Posted by: reddi8 (1107)

It must have been over 50 years ago when the Howards lived there. Their son Billy was a friend of my brother and he will be around 70 now living locally.

Replied: 10th Nov 2006 at 09:24

Posted by: harold (inactive)

Billy Howard was our milkman at on time but they lived on the left of gathurst lane just lower down than princess park.
I only remember Hampsons living at inglewood.

Replied: 10th Nov 2006 at 11:06

Posted by: lil girl (16)

Mollie, you dont happen to know the name of the law firm in Shevington that David Hampson owns?

Replied: 10th Nov 2006 at 11:58

Posted by: mollie m (6463) 

Yes Lil, it's Hampson & Co and its on Broad o'th Lane just near the Plough and Harrow. Just a word of advice if you don't mind though Lil. It would perhaps be better to ring rather than just pop in. A solicitor's time is very expensive, or perhaps you could find out his email address and contact him that way. No solicitor will see someone without an appointment because he may have a client with him or may have to go to court and, as it isn't a legal matter you wish to speak with him about, it would be perhaps best if you write or email first.

Replied: 14th Nov 2006 at 12:42
Last edited by mollie m: 14th Nov 2006 at 12:45:09

Posted by: reddi8 (1107)

My brother tells me it wasn`t Inglewood where the Howard family lived

Replied: 14th Nov 2006 at 13:03

Posted by: lil girl (16)

Thanks for that Mollie. I work for a Law firm myself so i thought better to email him just trying to fond his contact email on law society. Thanks.

Replied: 19th Nov 2006 at 14:02


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