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Photo-a-Day  (Monday, 10th April, 2023)

Scholes


Scholes
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Photo: Andrew Fishburn  (Canon EOS 5D Mark IV)
Views: 1,564

Comment by: Irene Roberts on 10th April 2023 at 09:33

Good one, Andrew. Would be lovely if we had "before-and- after" images of this same area. I wonder what people who lived there 100 years ago in the 1920s would make of this view of "Up Scows"?

Comment by: Scholes Malc on 10th April 2023 at 10:08

I remember those houses, bottom left, being built on Caunce Road - still known as 'Bobbys Houses' as they were used to house the local constabulary

Comment by: Veronica on 10th April 2023 at 10:48

I remember the ‘Police Houses’ they stood out
amongst the old Scholes. It’s hard to get my bearings nowadays on the photo. Apart from the red bricked flats at the top of Greenough St. and the others further down.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 10th April 2023 at 11:13

Was that taken from the Parish Church tower too Andrew ?
I wonder if people like living in tower blocks rather than a house on terra firma ?

Comment by: Veronica on 10th April 2023 at 13:01

It looks like. The Parish Church tower on the right in the distance to me. This looks as if it’s been taken from Whelley unless my eyes are deceiving me.

Comment by: Anne on 10th April 2023 at 15:27

Veronica…. I think what you are looking at is a blue structure on top of Coops building. It appears to be some sort of not very tall tower.

Comment by: Anne on 10th April 2023 at 15:38

Veronica…. If you put in the search, top right Coops foyer there is photo. I agree taken somewhere Whelley area.

Comment by: Jembo on 10th April 2023 at 17:12

From Rabbit Rocks perhaps?

Comment by: Veronica on 10th April 2023 at 19:46

I took your advice Anne and looked, of course you are right. Thanks.

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