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Prefabs in Ashton
« on: January 05, 2014, 08:37 AM »
Someone on the Ashton Facebook page was asking about the location of prefabs in Ashton. I can remember some on Charlestown near the Prince of orange pub ( roughly where the bus station is now). I think they were demolished in the 1950s. Anyone remember other locations?
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Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2014, 09:32 AM »
Hi Meg, Happy New Year.

Other Pre-fabs that I can remember were located on

Vicarage Crescent, Hurst, Just behind St Johns Church.

Rounds the Chester Square area (Can't remember Street)

Behind Whiteacre Road??? I am sure that there were other locations in and around Ashton (Again can't remember St)

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Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2014, 04:16 PM »
Think there was some at the bottom of Katherine street
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Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2014, 07:02 PM »
Definitely prefabs in the West end of Ashton, in the early to late 50's. They were at the junction of Victoria/Margaret St. My friend lived in one of them. Can't be sure when they were demolished to be replaced by maisonettes.
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Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 04:42 PM »
 Hi Dannyx6 the prefabs behind Whiteacre road were on Turn st
 The ones at Black Rock Mossley some have just been replace I think you could
 call them semi prefabs they came in sections and no roof.and look very good
 The others at Black Rock are still there

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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 08:29 PM »
I was going to mention the prefabs at Black Rock. Glad to read they still exist as it must be over 30 years since I was there. I think they're near the footbridge over the railway.

Yes they are - just found them on Google on Boundary Close, Mossley.

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Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014, 12:42 AM »
Yes they are - just found them on Google on Boundary Close, Mossley.

The ones at Black Rock have just been replaced with new prefabs. They came past my house causing traffic havoc!
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Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2014, 03:02 PM »
There were some prefabs right at the bottom of William Street and they backed on to Beaconsfield Street. I lived on Hertford Street, just across from them and had 2 friends who lived in them. I think they were demolished in the late '50s.

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Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2014, 06:34 AM »
There were prefabs on the spare land on Stockport Road, opposite St Peter's Church. They were between the Independent Chapel and Bradgate Street. Ayess

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Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2014, 08:54 PM »
Hello Ayess, Nice to see you on here, hope you're ok!

Vaguely recall some opposite West End Park, could
have been before the tower blocks were built!
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Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2014, 06:07 AM »
Hi Denise, Yes those are the ones I mean. Remembered about 4.00 am that they also fronted Bollington Street. It paralleled Stockport Road between William Street and Bradgate Streets and then continued on as the commencement of Charles Street. There were surface air-raid shelters on Bollington Street and the prefabs on the Stockport Road side. How's that for memory I haven't been around that area since about 1946-47. Ayess.

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Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2014, 05:14 PM »
If my memeory serves me right, the ones on Hillgate were on Turn Street and Evans Street.  I seem to recall a familiy called Gilligan living in the last one remaining in the very early 60's. Mike
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Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2015, 09:00 PM »
We lived in a prefab on Pitt Street on Charlestown in the 50's we lived next door to Mr & Mrs Sewell who owned a fish and chip shop on Warrington Street.  The other prefab we lived in was on Ellison Street in the West end which run into Bradgate Street at one end and ran parallel with Victoria Street. The fMily next door to us were  called Townley and had two sons.
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Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2015, 07:23 PM »
i think the last prefab at black rock is now being replaced its the one on the road down to the bottom site of the sewage works. The only other prefab that I know of and is lived in is on Astley st Dukinfield but that came from
another site ?? 

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Re: Prefabs in Ashton
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2015, 11:43 PM »
i think the last prefab at black rock is now being replaced its the one on the road down to the bottom site of the sewage works. The only other prefab that I know of and is lived in is on Astley st Dukinfield but that came from
another site ??

The Black Rock new properties certainly look very smart, Albert. They'd fetch a bob or two if they'd built them in Dobcross or Denshaw. Some years ago, I had a work colleague who lived at Nudger Green (Dobcross, I think) who was always banging on about the extortionate rates (before we had council tax) they had to pay in Saddleworth. Her belief was that, by paying these high rates, she was subsidising the "great unwashed" who lived in the poorer terraced properties down the road in the bowels of the old Oldham County Borough. Perhaps she was right, who could say?