Sunday, 3 April 2016

Thinking back to that house on Beech Road

Now I was fully prepared for the interest about Daniel Sharpe and 131 Beech Road, on Beech Road.*

It had stood beside the old Wesleyan chapel and the smithy for over 180 years.

More recently it had fallen on hard times, and is now all but gone.

I had long speculated on its fate, especially after the second fire which destroyed half its roof and made it dangerous and finally finished it off as a dwelling place.

It was once a fine house and a good example of the type of properties built and lived in by the people of plenty at the beginning of the 19th century.

Once there were quite a few of these and now there is only one left here in Chorlton-cum-Hardy.

So with that in mind here is my friend Peter’s painting of the building back in 2012.

The earlier picture I have of Mr Sharpe’s house dates from the 1980s but there will be earlier ones it is just a matter of finding them.

Location, Beech Road, Chorlton-cum-Hardy

Painting; Beech Road © 2012 Peter Topping 


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*Daniel Sharpe and 131 Beech Road,

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