Author Topic: Bebbington Street, Collyhurst  (Read 1194 times)

amat6219

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Bebbington Street, Collyhurst
« on: 10:05:03, 09/09/16 »
Wondering if anyone can help me locate Bebbington Street, Collyhurst?

I have looked all over the place and can't for the life of me find it!

Lots of my family lived there for most of the 1800s - seems as though they inhabited most of the street!

Any help will be massively appreciated!

Manx

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Re: Bebbington Street, Collyhurst
« Reply #1 on: 16:53:52, 09/09/16 »
Over a century ago in the Newtown area on Collyhurst Road, set inwards of a slow u shape bend in the river Irk were three streets which all ended abruptly with iron fences and wall with a steep drop into the river Irk below. These three streets (travelling nothwards) were Bratt Street, Bebbington Street and Appleton Street.

On the opposite side of Collyhust Road and to the south would have been Vauxhall Street with Fitzgeorge Street further north. The old 'Grapes inn' would have been opposite Appleton Street on C/o Collyhurst Road/Gorton Street. All of this was situated upstream of Travis isle and associated mill which was very close to the LM&S railway carriage sheds (Smedley). The Collyhurst Dyeworks was was situated downstream of the Irk whilst Little Green northwards and upstream.

Some old shots (via Manchester Archives) are linked below:-
38 Bebbington Street  - 1896.

http://images.manchester.gov.uk/web/objects/common/webmedia.php?irn=37287&reftable=ecatalogue&refirn=56724

No's 2-22 Bebbington Street - 1907.

http://images.manchester.gov.uk/web/objects/common/webmedia.php?irn=36145&reftable=ecatalogue&refirn=56726

Regards from Manx