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Old 06-08-2013, 17:06   #211
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Where does Banastre (St) come from?
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Old 06-08-2013, 18:10   #212
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Where does Banastre (St) come from?
Gosh, I had to put my thinking cap on for this street. Then I used my well thumbed Shurmers Guide - its at Altham West, off 27 Whalley Road.

Dont think I have a clue about the meaning of the street, sorry. This is all I could find, but not necessarily the correct reason.

General Sir Banastre Tarleton, 1st Baronet, GCB (21 August 1754 15 January 1833) was a British soldier and politician.
He is today probably best remembered for his military service during the American Revolutionary War.
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Old 06-08-2013, 18:51   #213
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A quick answer - The Banastre family hail from the hall at Barrowford which is now a heritage centre. They ownedland and married with other local families, esp those in Altham area - the Waltons for instance. In time they became Bannisters. Sir Roger Bannister, the runner, is descended from this family.
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Old 06-08-2013, 23:51   #214
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A quick answer - The Banastre family hail from the hall at Barrowford which is now a heritage centre. They ownedland and married with other local families, esp those in Altham area - the Waltons for instance. In time they became Bannisters. Sir Roger Bannister, the runner, is descended from this family.
Did they emigrate to the US and live in "The Little House in the Prairie" as they already had a link with the Colony?

Thanks for the information Bob, it is where you said, just caught my eye when passing.
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Old 25-03-2014, 21:37   #215
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Ever wondered why the Peel Park pub seems isolated? The houses around it on the top side of Alice Street are quite modern. Today in the library, I found a plan which shows that in 1901, William Peel, then head of the family and owner of the Peel Park Estate had plans drawn up for two streets of houses to run parallel with Alice Street and Durham St, across land which in just a few years would become Peel Park School and t' Stanley's pitch. They were to have been called Alfred and Joseph Streets -= doubtless there were members of his family with these names. Earlier, an Alfred Street was planned to have been built on land on the top side of the Cemetery pub (Whitaker's Arms) by the pub's owner, ALFRED Nuttall. I am starting to look at street names which either never materialised or got changed.
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Old 25-03-2014, 21:57   #216
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Ever wondered why the Peel Park pub seems isolated? The houses around it on the top side of Alice Street are quite modern. Today in the library, I found a plan which shows that in 1901, William Peel, then head of the family and owner of the Peel Park Estate had plans drawn up for two streets of houses to run parallel with Alice Street and Durham St, across land which in just a few years would become Peel Park School and t' Stanley's pitch. They were to have been called Alfred and Joseph Streets -= doubtless there were members of his family with these names. Earlier, an Alfred Street was planned to have been built on land on the top side of the Cemetery pub (Whitaker's Arms) by the pub's owner, ALFRED Nuttall. I am starting to look at street names which either never materialised or got changed.
I have a street plan some where of Accrington dated 1863 which shows all the proposed new streets being planned, most of them were completed by 1890, there are quite a few names on it that were never used.
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Old 26-03-2014, 07:41   #217
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A quick answer - The Banastre family hail from the hall at Barrowford which is now a heritage centre. They ownedland and married with other local families, esp those in Altham area - the Waltons for instance. In time they became Bannisters. Sir Roger Bannister, the runner, is descended from this family.
Roger Bannister gets a mention on here Bob. I never knew he had roots in Lancs until a pal sent me the link.

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Old 26-03-2014, 09:40   #218
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Roger Bannister's ancestor, Nicholas, was involved in the prosecution of the Lancashire Witches. RB himself was born in London and to my knowledge has never lived in Lancashire.
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Old 16-04-2014, 15:13   #219
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Apologies if it's already been posted, but anyone know where Enfield Street was in CLM ?
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Old 16-04-2014, 15:46   #220
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It became Whalley Rd, though I am unsure when
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Cheers Bob
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Old 11-07-2014, 19:57   #222
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A new street has been born - Ron Hill Way is named in honour of the borough's latest freeman, Ron Hill, a former world record marathon runner and fantastic athlete. Ron attended Accrington Grammar school and ran for Clayton Harriers.
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Sorry Bob, but the name Ron Hill brings on involuntary shudders. As a young impressionable lad in the early 80's I was traumatised along with lots of other young Soldiers, who, when confronted by the Pads wives who classed "Ronnys" running pants & high heels as an exclusive fashion statement. Now, on a svelte & pretty young thing okay ..... sadly those highlighting this dubious 80's chic weren't!
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That's a very complicated posting DaveinGermany :-)
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That's a very complicated posting DaveinGermany :-)
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