MY WEST BOWLING IN THE 50'S AND 60'S

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An aerial view of West Bowling in 1961 photographed by C.H. Wood

 
 
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C.H.Wood photo of Lower West Bowling as viewed from the south. Little India (Bengal, Bombay and Calcutta Street) along with Manchester Road Station Goods Yard are still in existence when this photo was taken.
 
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 Bowling Old Lane and Cranbrook Street area with Birch Lane and cricket field  Photo by C.H.Wood
 
 
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 Spring Mill Street, Dalcross Grove and Ripleyville with views towards Exchange Station  by C.H.Wood
 
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1928 above Raymond Street with Parkside Road running from left to upper right. Of note is the only known photo of The Old Northern Ground in top left of picture. 
                                                                                                          An aerial view of the top of Parkway before the M606
Photo by C.H. Wood  1962 
 
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                                                                                                                The 1932 map below almost corresponds
                                                                                          
 
 
 
Douglas Mill, St Josephs Church, St Josephs College and the curve of Mitchell Bros frontage are all that remain in this present day photo.                                                                    
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                         
 Corresponding map for Bowling Old Lane
 
 
 
 
 
 How it looks today
 
 
 
 
 
A 2003 version of the same area. 
 
The same view in 2002