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Glancing back A to Z
Topic posted by Divad ... dated:01 June 2007
The latest update for this attempt to record some history is likely to be the last for some time. Due to limited local access for information I am reaching the end of what I can do.
It is hoped that in a small way it was useful to both locals and Ex-pats.

Many thanks to Dave and Urmston.net readers for allowing me to do this.
Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:02 November 2018

The current version available now is the last for the year. It has been tidied up for grammar and spelling and has a few new bits and bobs. The "Personality" section has been removed as the file size was exceeding my allowance from the server.

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:24 October 2018

Searching for the past can be fun but now and then frustrating. I am trying to locate a picture, of any kind, that shows Langley House. Once a private Cavendish home it has been used for many things but in the end many functions, weddings, and birthday partys, where held there. For such a large house it is odd that no one ever seems to have had a camera.

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:18 October 2018
Unfortunately KGolden my directories end at 1938 so I doubt I can assist. In that year 329 was John Johnstone and in 414 Joseph Noblett. 

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by KGolden ... dated:18 October 2018

Hello,

I am hoping that someone may be able to help me. I am wanting to find out if anyone knew of these adressess in 1947? They are on my dad's birth certificate and he was adopted, so i am currently doing some research into this on ancestry. 

His adopted parents lived on Delamere road, not far from where he was born. 

He went to school in urmston and played in bands around urmston and eccles. 

Addresses are - 

329 moorside road and 414 moorside road. Thank you. 

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:09 October 2018

Taking the Cumberland error a little further, I found Harold Walter Burdett still there in 1938 and noted as a draughtsman. There were now 80 homes listed by number on the road.

 

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:08 October 2018
That had to be wrong, 1950? I cannot think where that came from so it is with thanks for pointing out the error. It will be correct in the next version.

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Jsb ... dated:04 October 2018

Hope this is in the right place: reference to Cumberland Road "The 1950ies brought about this road" hope I can help here with additional information as follows:

This note taken from Harold Burdett's diary: 1929

"29th April removed to Urmston £6-7-6 removal cost

paid £5 on plot no 20 (No.17) Cumberland Road

2nd Sept.'29 moved into 17 Cumberland Road"

Harold moved with his wife and family to Urmston from Sheffield and he worked as a draughtsman for Partington Steel and Iron Co. Ltd. which eventually became Lancashire Steel. He resided at 17 Cumberland Road which he named 'Burfield' until his death in 1978

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:24 July 2018

There isn't a connection to this book. It will cost you £18-50 to buy, the A-Z is free to all.
Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:23 July 2018

The Story of Urmston, Flixton and Davyhulme, by Michael Billington. Link

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:23 July 2018

Thanks to both! 

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:23 July 2018

I sit corrected!

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:23 July 2018

Jean Jackson and her wedding dress shop was the place.
Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:23 July 2018

I think it was where Harbex Nursing is...18 Station Road.

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:23 July 2018

Can anyone remind me which premises on Station Road Swinton Insurance used to be in?

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:27 May 2018

A summer update is now available of the A-Z. No deposit, no monthy payments, no medical required, it is free.
Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:11 March 2018

It seems a poor reflection of local councils going back down the years that decisions such as road names are not made more public - even decided by the public. Who chooses them, what relevance are they to the local area? I bet there's some archived minutes from a meeting that approved Chasse Road as the name and then the signmakers spelt it incorrectly :-)

Chasse - a liqueur drunk after coffee.

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Kilbaha ... dated:10 March 2018

Graz - that point was made to me a few years ago! There is one other in Bolton, contacted their historical society but no one could give me an answer. Wonder if it was a councillor or local it was named after?

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:10 March 2018

I think that version is spelt Chasson Graz. It was also a boys name years ago but like others called for no apparent reason.
Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:10 March 2018

Chassen means to hunt (or chase). But it's strange that it doesn't seem to appear in street names all over the country.

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:09 March 2018

I think Kilbaha is hoping for a meaning or origin of the word Chassen. It is something not found to date.
Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:09 March 2018
  1. From the A-Z  'Its origins are as Abbots Lane, followed by Penny Lane which became Chassen' There was a Chassen farm long ago.

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Kilbaha ... dated:09 March 2018

Hello Graz - you could contact the builder, who may explain any relevance to the name. As an aside, I have tried to find out why Chassen Road, was named that!

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:09 March 2018

No Graz as I mentioned it was the bowling green for the hotel with nothing known prior to that.
Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:09 March 2018

Divad, sorry back to the original question - are you aware of any local history that suggests a link to spinning on the site of the Barton Road apartments?

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:09 March 2018

I can't even get that right, I thought it was Rivington now I see it is Adlington. I guess I can add a note as to what these places eventually became, it will be informative over ensuing years.
Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:08 March 2018

Just an observaton really - the apartments on Moorside Road (Dairy) were marketed as 'Adlington House' but have ended up with an official address of 'Apartments 1-55, 185 Moorside Road'. Those on Barton Road have been named Spinning Gate. Probably no rhyme or reason why this so. Maybe there was an Adlington House nearby so it was rejected to avoid confusion but 'The Old Dairy' was an obvious possibility.

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Divad ... dated:08 March 2018

Blocks like this one are not really included at this time although I could add it was once the site of the Nags Head bowing green. It may follow that Rivington on Moorside was once a dairy, a lot depends on just how far, or to what detail, one should go. Does anyone feel that route should be followed?
Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by JohnH ... dated:08 March 2018

No mention of Spinning Gate in the excellent  A-Z of Urmston. It might be a whim of Laurus Homes. I might be wrong!

Re: Glancing back A to Z
Reply posted by Graz ... dated:08 March 2018

I see we have apartments on Barton Road called Spinning Gate - any historical significance to the name?

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