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Caption for Eccles, Church Street C1955: Many of these buildings have been demolished to make way for retail development and road alterations, whilst the Broadway Cinema out-lived its silver screen only to end its days as a supermarket. Further along the road is the main post office and at the end, distinguished by its clock tower, is the Town Hall, which was built in 1880.

Memories of Eccles

On the green in Monton there it was a lovely green shed with forms in it so as a gang of girls and boys it was the ideal place for courting! Away from prying eyes then as we paired off we would venture down through to Broadoak golf links what a great time we all had my husband of nearly 59 years and I remember it (...Read full memory)

About once a fortnight mum and I use to come into Eccles via the No.9 bus from Worsley. Use to walk down Clarendon Rd. and onto Church Street. In fact my parents lived in a flat above a butchers shop further down. At the bottom was Bradburn's where we use to go in for our Eccles cakes and occasionally a coffee. Late 50's and early 60's.

I was born on a gunsite at the top of chatsworth rd in 1947,does anybody else remember it,ellesmere park was just starting to be built round about then

Hi, my name is Roy Mozley & I was born in 1948 in a prefab in Rydal Avenue, Winton. We then moved to Lambton St, Winton. This was our football pitch then, main problem was this guy who, lets say, used to visit a lady quite often in his bubble car and park it right in the middle of our street / football (...Read full memory)

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