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Lancashire, Didsbury 1910's.
Photos of Didsbury in Lancashire in England, United Kingdom of
Photos of Didsbury in Lancashire in England
Lancashire, Didsbury, Fog Lane c.1900 - Two Victorian girls pose
with their bicycles. - This picture and the pictures of Wilmslow
Road and Catterick Hall Lodge are kindly shared with us from the
collection of Mr. David Wilkins.
There were no cotton factories in the area in 1900 as far
as I am aware. In fact the nearest factory was built in 1911,
miles away in Burnage - the Renold Chains factory. Didsbury and
neighbouring Withington and Fallowfield was a dormitory district
for the people who worked in the shops and warehouses of the city
of Manchester and was still quite rural in 1900. There were also
many large villas in which the wealthy merchants and traders lived;
at this time Manchester was 'Cottonopolis' and the Manchester
Exchange, where cotton was traded, was of economic importance on
It was after WW1 before the growth of Manchester encompassed this
district and then extensive estates of council houses began to
In 1915/16 Catterick Hall was the residence of Charles G. Renold,
a director of Hans Renold Ltd.
By 1920 the estate had been acquired by Manchester Corporation
and it announced that 250 concrete council houses were to be built
on the land, at an average cost of £975 each.
Mr. David Wilkins).
Lancashire, Didsbury, Catterick Hall Lodge on Fog Lane c.1910
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