Alternative Courage

Alternative Courage

My dad was a shopkeeper D.E. Allman, Grocer and Wine Merchant, Purveyor of Fine Foods. Commonly called Danny’s. His was a corner shop in an area of back to back terraced houses peopled by hard working, hard living families loyal to Danny who had seen them right...
Historic Leek Road Shops (Ford Green Road)

Historic Leek Road Shops (Ford Green Road)

Henrietta Brown standing on step 125 Leek Road (Now Ford Green Road) circa 1900 with Albert and Lillian, The First of 12 Children (11 Survived). The front room was the green grocers shop. The family was raised in the back room. The kitchen was used to store produce. The had a horse and cart to hawk around the locality and to collect produce. The horse was stabled on Broad’s Row (Now Community Drive). Henrietta lived to the age of 85. This shop is now ‘Slacks Green Grocers’.

Photos & Memories from Mick Walsh

Photos & Memories from Mick Walsh

I would like to share these photos on your wonderful site. I think they are the only photographs of the four miners cottages at the top of the bank.

I am at the front of my grandparents cottage number 9 Leek Road, on the corner of Fell Street a hardware shop which is now Rogers hairdresser’s can be seen in the photo, my grand parents Jack and Agnes Walsh lived there from 1914 to 1959 and then moved to 10 Northwest Terrace until their death in 1970/72.

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