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Forum: Heritage and History 23-06-2012, 17:13
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Posted By Atarah
Re: coach house, ascot way (broad oak fold)

Wish I had known more about Mrs Hardistry, but I was really young then and dont remember much from that time. The photo is from the Old Homesteads of Accrington and District by Richard Ainsworth....
Forum: Heritage and History 23-06-2012, 15:33
Replies: 37
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Posted By Atarah
Re: coach house, ascot way (broad oak fold)

Interesting what you say. My gran used to work at Hodgsons China Shop at 54 Abbey St, then it became ABODE. Mrs Hodgson had bought the shop from Mrs Hardisty, who I believe lived in Plantation...
Forum: Heritage and History 21-05-2012, 23:08
Replies: 37
Views: 4,481
Posted By Atarah
Re: coach house, ascot way (broad oak fold)

Some of the 1911 census details do mention 1 BROAD OAK FOLD, wonder if the details would be of interest to you.
Here are details of a Mr Shaw who lived there:

Arthur Shaw
Age in 1911: 28 ...
Forum: Heritage and History 04-04-2011, 16:50
Replies: 37
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Posted By Atarah
Re: coach house, ascot way (broad oak fold)

Re the painting shown on posting no. 6 by Retlaw. I was quite chuffed to find out today that it was done by Mr Gerard de Rose, an Accrington artist who became very well known, and as mentioned in...
Forum: Heritage and History 03-04-2011, 23:23
Replies: 37
Views: 4,481
Posted By Atarah
Re: coach house, ascot way (broad oak fold)

Love the coloured photo you have just submitted Retlaw. I believe it to be one of the many done in the 1930's by students of Accrington Art School on Blackburn Road.
Forum: Heritage and History 03-04-2011, 23:16
Replies: 37
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Posted By Atarah
Re: coach house, ascot way (broad oak fold)

and here is a rear view I took a few years back
Forum: Heritage and History 03-04-2011, 22:57
Replies: 37
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Posted By Atarah
Re: coach house, ascot way (broad oak fold)

Hi, you mean this? "Fold" represents a number of small farmhouses and cottages, originally grouped together for mutual defence. A mighty oak tree once stood in this fold, hence its name.

Believe...
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