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Re: Bradbury of Dukinfield & Ashton under Lyne
Posted by: Alf Tupper (ID *****9342) Date: March 05, 2010 at 06:19:05
In Reply to: Re: Bradbury of Dukinfield & Ashton Under Lyne by Michele Long of 979

The block where your Bradburys lived had a garden at the front, three rooms downstairs and three up. they had a flagstone floor laid on a sandy base, upstairs the flooring was 12 inch wide planks just butted together - no skirting boards. There was a fireplace in the four main rooms (each about 12ft square) the other two rooms only being 7 foot by 5. There was a small yard at the rear.

When your family moved over to Victoria street that was the time that Hugh Mason was building his cotton mills on Oxford Street.

Google maps and Bing maps will give you the modern view if you put: " OL7 0BP " in your browser. The factory just down the same street is Ryecroft Mill now a breakfast cereal food producer for WheetaBix/Alpen

http://www.tameside.gov.uk/localstudies/ has a photo archive with some old photos of the area.

This is a link to where the Dukinfield Bradburys got Baptised:

http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Ashton-under-Lyne/stamfordst/index.html

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/LAN/Ashton-under-Lyne/StamfordStreetMethodistNewConnexion.shtml

(Now being converted to apartments.)



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