For almost all the time I have lived here the space just beyond the pump was waste ground but sometime before 1933 a row of buildings stood on the plot.
Now this I know because they appear on the OS map for 1933-34 as large block stretching east to west with smaller units to the rear.
But I don’t know what they were and until I can look at the directories or rate books for the period I have no idea.
By the 1960s part of the plot was occupied by a garage which can be seen in Ann’s picture.
And that is all I know, but someone will come back with more so I shall just leave it at that for now.
Except to say that these little bits of empty land were all over Chorlton well into the 1980s.
Picture; © Ann Love