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mebu

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Driving through Manchester today, corner of Birchfields lane, saw large ceramic  sign on shops,

" 1925 Anson Parade"

Does anyone know if Anson had anything to do with Fallowfield/south Manchester area?

Sorry pic not very clear, from google.

Peter

PS I know he's from Staffs, but cannot see connection.

 

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Does this have anything to do with the Great War?

Anson, being a particularly famous English Admiral from the Eighteenth Century had plenty of Streets in many of towns the length and breath of the country named after him in his honour. A parade of shops in south Manchester included.

MB

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Built in 1925 it seems to have taken its name after the nearby Anson Road [See https://rusholmearchive.org/medland-taylor-and-his-pepperpot-house
Quote :- Mrs Medland Taylor was buried at Birch on March 5th, presumably being interred with her husband. After her death the house must have been demolished fairly promptly as the row of shops, called Anson Parade was erected in 1925 on the site that 'Stanford' occupied.]
Anson Road itself was named after Sir William Anson who inherited the estate in 1873 – see https://manchesterhistory.net/manchester/squares/birch.html#:~:text=In 1873 the ownership of,the Birch Fields Park gates.

At this stage I can't see a Great War connection

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Quality reply Michael,

And what interesting information can you tell us about the origins of Drake Road (Altrincham), Hawke Street (Stalybridge), Benbow Street (Sale), Collingwood Road (Levenshome), Howe Street (Somerville), Hood Street (Ancoats) and Nelson Road (Blackley)?

PS Does anybody know when the Mods are returning from vacation?

MB

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14 minutes ago, KizmeRD said:

Quality reply Michael,

And what interesting information can you tell us about the origins of Drake Road (Altrincham), Hawke Street (Stalybridge), Benbow Street (Sale), Collingwood Road (Levenshome), Howe Street (Somerville), Hood Street (Ancoats) and Nelson Road (Blackley)?

PS Does anybody know when the Mods are returning from vacation?

MB

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Actually, the mods do have lives outside the forum. 
Will lock this as it doesn’t appear to have a Great War connection.

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