EPW017450 ENGLAND (1927).  Poundswick and Brownley Green, Manchester, from the west, 1927


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    Title [EPW017450] Poundswick and Brownley Green, Manchester, from the west, 1927
    Reference EPW017450
    Date 8 March 1927
    Place name MANCHESTER
    Parish
    District
    Region
    Country ENGLAND
    Easting / Northing 382192,  387198
    Longitude / Latitude -2.2677430875802,  53.381067489599
    National Grid Reference SJ822872
    Image size (px)
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     "The Willows" market garden. "The Willows" house was just off picture and stood on the E side of Poundswick Lane. Glasshouses can just be seen as well as land surrounding house, which was used to grow cut flowers etc. The Willows Cottage stood next to the main house. The house was occupied by the Webb family from c.1929, and through the 1930's. I believe the cottage was occupied by the Manston family at this time. Emmie Webb and her two daughters Marjorie and Beryl are recorded as living at The Willows on the 1939 register. Norman, Emmie's husband, who ran the market garden, died in 1938 from anthrax poisoning after using infected bonemeal.

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    Brian Lea
    Thursday 7th of December 2017 02:43:48 PM
     The Cedars: once the country home of Peers Groves, of the Groves & Whitnall brewery in Salford, and his family. After their day, and as the area was built up, it was for many years used as a local community centre. The house was finally demolished in more recent years, and now the offices of the Willow Park Housing Association stand on the site.

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    John Ellis
    Tuesday 28th of July 2015 05:52:00 PM
     Cottages On Woodhouse Lane Still standing today (2014)

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    Cancan
    Saturday 18th of October 2014 06:46:49 PM
     Elmtree Tree Farm & Cottages

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    Cancan
    Saturday 19th of July 2014 12:01:05 AM
     Crabtree Farm & Cottages Poundswick (near corner of Dark Lane & Poundswick)

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    Cancan
    Friday 18th of July 2014 11:48:28 PM
     Upavon Road

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    TheGuvOfWythenshawe
    Friday 24th of January 2014 05:51:34 AM
     Wythenshawe Fire Station

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    TheGuvOfWythenshawe
    Friday 24th of January 2014 05:48:48 AM
     Ryeburn Avenue

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    TheGuvOfWythenshawe
    Friday 24th of January 2014 05:45:42 AM
     Musgrave Road

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    TheGuvOfWythenshawe
    Friday 24th of January 2014 05:43:42 AM
     Longmere Avenue

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    TheGuvOfWythenshawe
    Friday 24th of January 2014 05:39:37 AM
     Edwards & Birch Tree Court

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    TheGuvOfWythenshawe
    Friday 24th of January 2014 05:37:38 AM
     Silver Birch

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    TheGuvOfWythenshawe
    Friday 24th of January 2014 05:34:58 AM
     Wythenshawe Bus Station is actually here, this is where Rowlandsway is now

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    TheGuvOfWythenshawe
    Friday 24th of January 2014 05:31:20 AM
    You're right. I was trying to use just one "peg" for the whole of the Civic, bus station included. Bit slothful, really ...

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    John Ellis
    Friday 24th of January 2014 03:41:55 PM
     Alan Eve Cottage, I was born here in 1953 and the farmhouse dated back to Tudor times. It was my Mum and Dads first house and was actually owned by the Dean family. I remember Annie Dean and used to walk with her over to the Cedars and the Smithy.

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    RDC
    Friday 15th of November 2013 04:57:53 PM
     The present Wythenshawe civic centre and bus station is sited approximately here!

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    John Ellis
    Friday 12th of October 2012 05:50:36 PM
     Pym Gate, Gatley

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 03:12:17 PM
     Gatley Brook (boundary between Northen Etchells and Stockport Etchells [Gatley/Heald Green]townships)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 03:10:33 PM
     Gatley Brook (boundary between Northen Etchells and Stockport Etchells [Gatley/Heald Green]townships)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 03:09:18 PM
     Heald Green

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 03:04:51 PM
     Chamber Hall

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 03:03:55 PM
     Peel Hall (demolished after it fell into decay, 1960s)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 03:03:10 PM
     Brown Lane, Heald Green

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:59:34 PM
     Styal Road (B5166)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:58:19 PM
     Peel Hall Road (original course; this end is now Lomond Road)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:57:22 PM
     Styal Road (B5166)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:56:09 PM
     Peel Hall Road (current course)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:54:27 PM
     Ash Wood (still exists, to the north of Simonsway, close to its junction with the present Peel Hall Road)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:52:58 PM
     Hatchetts Wood (still exists, to the north of Simonsway and east of Brownley Road)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:51:38 PM
     Moat surrounding the site of the original mediaeval Peel Hall

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:49:26 PM
     Gorse Covert (still exists, adjacent to Calve Croft Road)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:47:51 PM
     Woodhouse Lane

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:45:07 PM
     Woodhouse Lane

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:44:28 PM
     Crossacres (or Crossacres Green; hamlet)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:43:14 PM
     Crossacres Road

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:41:53 PM
     Dark Lane

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:40:59 PM
     Poundswick Lane

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:39:03 PM
     Poundswick (then a hamlet)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:37:36 PM
     Park Wood (still exists, to the south of Crossacres Road, adjacent to the junction with Brownley Road)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:36:09 PM
     Shoeing forge/smithy (demolished)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:34:53 PM
     Brownley Green (then just a hamlet)

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    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 02:30:53 PM

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    User Comment Contributions

    This area was not in fact incorporated into Manchester until the early 1930s. At this time it was still part of the civil parish of Northen Etchells in the Bucklow Rural District (headquartered in Knutsford) of the county of Cheshire.

    John Ellis
    Wednesday 29th of July 2015 04:30:30 PM
    Dear John



    Brilliant! - thank you for your help in identifying the location of this image. We'll update the details when the next data upload to the website takes place.



    Best wishes

    Laura Maddison

    Britain from ABove Cataloguer

    Laura Maddison
    Wednesday 12th of September 2012 08:53:06 PM
    Glad to have been of help. I've no memory of this area when it was open countryside, as Brownley Green was one of the first areas of the Wythenshawe estate to be developed with housing, only a year or two after this picture was taken. But maps of the period show that the hamlet of Brownley Green had a distinctively shaped village green at its centre, and that, along with the proximity of Park Wood - which still exists - just to the east, made the identification pretty easy. After that, the other landscape features fell into place and made the location unambiguous.

    John Ellis
    Wednesday 12th of September 2012 08:53:06 PM
    The only "unlocated" shot in the particular flight in April 1927 which covered the localities south of Manchester. The camera takes in a view to the east, with the then hamlet of Poundswick (it was just west of the present Wythenshawe Civic Centre) in the foreground, Brownley Green in the middle distance, Crossacres beyond, and with the line of Styal Road at the top of the photograph.

    John Ellis
    Sunday 22nd of July 2012 03:37:57 PM
    This is likely to be in Cheshire from the adjoining image locations. Somewhere in the Altrincham area perhaps.

    Class31
    Monday 9th of July 2012 08:56:48 AM