Photo row00339

Title: Broughton Road

Date guide: 1916

Looking east towards town

 

 

Comments

Obviously a view of the end of Pendle Street. But what was that great hulk of a building? Why was it demolished and the terraces beyond along the road? It begs the question, "Do the 1970's ugly flats provide more housing than the solid terraces that preceeded them?"
Added by: Nic Foxton (Pendle Street) 12 Dec 04 
BIG BUILDING IS THE OLD CO-OP DEMOLISHED IN THE EARLY 60s, I LIVED IN BRADLEY STREET 3 STREETS ON. BACK TO BACK SO SOMEBODY DECIDED THEY HAD TO GO !! .
Added by: Barry Graham 18 Dec 04 
When I was a kid in the mid 1960s, Iused to go to a Judo club in the old Co-Op.
Added by: Paul Williams 30 May 07 
Mr graham is a little out on his timing. I like the other respondant went to judo clases there but in the early 1970's.It was on York street and was demolished in about 1973.I lived on Watkinson St which was one of the back to back streets and they were rat infested dumps with no sanitation
Added by: David Harwood 18 Sep 07 
i was brought up on watkinson st, these houses should not be viewed through rose tinted glasses. they were rat infested and had no inside toilets. The new houses are a huge improvement.
Added by: David Harwood 16 Oct 07 
I used to live on Bowling View (1972-75) and we used to play in the ruins of the old co-op! and the land next to it was just empty with just the streets siding onto the canal behind ,I can't remember when it was totally demolished ! It could have been after we moved.
Added by: Deborah Mason 2 Feb 09 
 

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