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Old 05-02-2005, 23:54   #16
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Re: Napoleon Street

I've just had a look at the maps on the website and noticed that there was a racecourse where Atlas Street now is. I never knew that.
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Old 07-02-2005, 22:15   #17
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I've just had a look at the maps on the website and noticed that there was a racecourse where Atlas Street now is. I never knew that.
I hadn't seen that and thought you must mean the cricket club but no it says race course, I wonder what type it was?
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Old 07-02-2005, 22:17   #18
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Looking at it again it could be on the site that is now Enfield Cricket Club.
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Old 09-02-2005, 17:06   #19
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which street did you live in margaret i lived in victor street
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Old 10-02-2005, 19:07   #20
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I have just looked at the site with the maps on.....it is fascinating.......even managed to get the ol feller to come and have a look!
When I first moved to Clayton in 1966 I lived in Henry St (long row), but moved into Maple St in 1968. Clayton has changed so much in the time that I have been here.
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Old 10-02-2005, 19:09   #21
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I am going to send this website address to my sister in law in Australia......I'm sure she will be interested. I was going to do a really silly thing.......was going to print the map off and post it to her!!!!!!! DOH! what a dummy I am.
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Old 10-02-2005, 20:24   #22
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Where in Henry Street did you live? It seems most of my relations lived in most of the properties at the turn of the century!
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Old 10-02-2005, 20:28   #23
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My husband and his family lived at 15 Henry St...... this was round about 1963.....then he went out to Oz and came back in 1966 and moved into number 3 Henry St......we shared that house with his mum for a few months after we got married while we decorated the house in Maple St that we still live in now.
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Old 26-06-2012, 19:21   #24
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Hope it's OK to revive this ancient thread rather than start a new one on the same subject. I spent a large part of today looking at old maps of Clayton for Mack on another thread about shops in Whalley road. Noticed on the 1890 map that Whalley Road from the Greyhound to the Hare and Hounds was called Napoleon Street. No name is mentioned from there to the canal bridge but after the canal bridge the road is called Enfield Street. However the canal bridge is marked as Whalley Road Bridge and on the canal side is Whalley Road Wharf!

The name must have changed by the time of the directory in which I found the entry for the shop I was looking for, between the Volunteer and the Albion, listed as 233 Whalley Road, which it still is today. However I can't find out the directory date without spending money on the Ancestry website!

What I did find out just now, looking through some family history info I collated years ago, is that my great aunt Florrie, the first of my great grandad's six children, was born at 99 Napoleon Street in 1889. They had moved on by the time the next child arrived, but I thought the street name rang a vague bell!
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Old 26-06-2012, 19:51   #25
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Forgot to mention in my last post that what is now Blackburn Road, Clayton, was on the 1890 map as Anglesea (sic) Street. The title of Marquess of Anglesey (again sic) was created after the battle of Waterloo for the second Earl of Uxbridge, who lost his leg in the battle . So that ties in with Napoleon Street. Will have to look for a Wellington Street!
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Old 26-06-2012, 20:08   #26
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Forgot to mention in my last post that what is now Blackburn Road, Clayton, was on the 1890 map as Anglesea (sic) Street. The title of Marquess of Anglesey (again sic) was created after the battle of Waterloo for the second Earl of Uxbridge, who lost his leg in the battle . So that ties in with Napoleon Street. Will have to look for a Wellington Street!
Just over the canal on the same side as the shops.
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Old 26-06-2012, 20:12   #27
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Just over the canal on the same side as the shops.
So it is Roy - hadn't even got round to looking at the map! Thanks.
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Old 26-06-2012, 21:06   #28
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However I can't find out the directory date without spending money on the Ancestry website!

Is that ancestry.com? I'm a member and if there's anything I can do to help just let me know. I'm not very familiar with my way round it yet so you may need to give me a few clues.
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Old 26-06-2012, 21:09   #29
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Nice to see yeh about willow, have missed yeh.
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Old 26-06-2012, 21:24   #30
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So it is Roy - hadn't even got round to looking at the map! Thanks.
The first one is Victoria st,commonly known by old Claytoners as the Pump,don't ask me why.
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