Great Clowes St / Wenlock Way Gorton

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  1. kippax_blueboy

    kippax_blueboy

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    Has anyone got any old maps showing that area of Gorton?

    I want to see where the Union Iron Works were in relation to St Marks.

    Was Union Iron Works on what is now Wenlock Way where the old ICL complex is?

    What was Wenlock Way called before 1970?

    I just need an old map or maps
     
  2. danebanksheik

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  3. kippax_blueboy

    kippax_blueboy

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    Cheers but you need to pay for them

    I will go to the City Library tomorrow
     
  4. BlueMoonraker

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    I lived round there before they pulled it all down in the late sixties. Our street was Robert Street. I don't remember much about it though as I was only a nipper.
    Over to the fossils!
     
  5. Longsight-memories

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    where did the Great come from ? ST MARKS WAS ON THE SITE OF THE MEDICAL CENTER thats on clowes street.. i use to walk past it every day when i went to St Francis.. first past the bug hut (Conway)..then sivories (Ice cream bar) then st MARKS http://www.westgortonmedicalcentre.co.uk/map.aspx?p=P84052
    http://manchesterhistory.net/longsight/tour.html

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    On this photo top right grey street then hyde road...that bit on the other side is clowes street..

    By the way the firm you mention there use to be another firm there Mather & platts..then ferannti i think..
     
  6. kippax_blueboy

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    Great history around there.

    I remember going to Clowes St as a kid but I dont remember what for.
     
  7. mcfcinprague

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    <a class="postlink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooks_%26_Doxey" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brooks_%26_Doxey</a>

    Brook & Doxey was a textile machinery manufacturer from West Gorton, Manchester in England. It was founded in 1859. It was incorporated in 1920. The company used the Union Iron Works, West Gorton. The company also had a factory in Stockport. Ferranti bought the old Union Iron Works to make mainframe computers in 1956. It later became ICT ('International' Computers & Tabulators), then ICL[disambiguation needed]. ICT grafted a ‘modern’ entrance on but kept the works.



    Here's a link about the old Union site

    I used to work for ICL there from 1974 to 1979 when the factory moved to Ashton
     
  8. danebanksheik

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    You only need to pay if you want a framed copy - you can view on line
     
  9. The Central Library, one of Manchester's iconic buildings, is shut for two years for a refurbishment.
     
  10. kippax_blueboy

    kippax_blueboy

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    Yes but there is a temporary City library on Deansgate
     

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