|Our house on Barlow Moor Road in 1904|
We are on Barlow Moor Road at the junction with High Lane, and I am looking at the same house over the last century and a bit.
Our first was taken by A. Bradburn in the winter of 1904, and of the three it intrigues me the most so I shall return to it later in the week.
The remaining two were taken in the May of 1959 by A.H. Downes and by me this month.
|Just 55 years later in 1959|
More than once I have found myself thinking about that first house on the corner, and when it lost the gardens to the front back and side.
In 1904 it was the home of James Chapman, was a solicitor.
He and his wife Emmie and their four children had been living at number 76 since at least 1901.
But for now I shall leave you with the three images of one little bit of Chorlton.
But that is not quite it because After talking to Andy Robertson he remembered talking the same shot back in 1992 which I guess is when its time as the Microwave shop will be most familiar to many.
|And in 1992|
505 Julia Allyson, ladies' hairdresser.
So there you ago the place continues to have a long and varied history.
Pictures; 78 [now 503] Barlow Moor Road, 1904, A. Bradburn, m17434, again 1959, A.H. Downes, m17508, courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council and today from the collection of Andrew Simpson and in 1992 from the collection of Andy Robertson