4 thoughts on “Flooding at Newtown c1900

  1. I think all 3 pictures were taken from the same place (near enough, where Newtown School is) with the photographer pivoting from right to left (South west to south east). So from right to left would be :

    1. (t14842) – Lustring/Lustrum house on the hill, Brown’s Bridge submerged near the lamp post, the buildings on the right are on the corner of Greens Lane/Bishopton Road.

    2. (t14843) – Looking onto the gable end (with small window in it) of Newby Terrace (before the houses between it and the beck were built) with the St Paul’s Vicarage to the right(?), and the chimneys of the Moor Steel and Iron Works in the background.

    3. (t14844) – As suggested by Dave, looking up Bedford Street. To the right you can see the gable end that is in picture 2.

    Similar picture here:


  2. When was Wren’s Mill demolished, my dad had an allotment up there, and I’m pretty sure there was a building up there as well. This would be in the early 1950s.


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