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    Default Houghton Street c1963

    Houghton Street was once a busy street connecting Williamson Square and Clayton Square. It is still there but one side is taken up by St John’s Market and the other by what were George Henry Lee’s and Owen Owens. This is an interesting colour photograph taken just before the buildings were demolished to make way [...]


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    Many thanks for this one Colin. I find this one a 'mind-bender'

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    Colin, I cant get my head around which direction are we looking?

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    Facinating, this era seems to be a neglected part of our history.

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    The bend in the street where the Chinese restaurant is, is where the the base of the tower is. You are looking towards Clayton Square and the corner of the square is seen. The path of the street is still there. You can see the buildings have been neglected because of the CPOs. Owen Owen is on he right of the picture. just off frame. A part of it can bee seen if you double click the picture.

    We lost a hell of a lot around that area. If they were here today renovated they would add so much character.

    Clayton Square ceased to be a square as such when tram lines were run straight through it. Then the building of Owen Owen did the rest.

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    Now I get it, Thanks waterways. The road looks alot wider as well. I know this sounds stupid, but I didnt think there was a chinese restaurant back there in the 60s. I didnt even know we ate chinese food over here unless of course you where chinese . . Most probably because my mum was an old fashioned good english food freak. and I led a sheltered life. ha ha.

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