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Cross Flatts Park etc, multi-view postcard

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Cross Flatts Park etc, multi-view postcard
Description:
c1914. Multi-view postcard showing nine different views, mostly of Cross Flatts Park with a couple of Beeston Hill. The postcard has a postmark 3rd September 1914 on the back.

User Comments:

Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
It's great pity that this picture isn't much sharper. Enlarging it doesn't really help. However, it does show us the "Aviary" in the window in the top left hand corner. The "Old Mens' Shelter" can be seen at the bottom left hand corner. The shelter which used to sit at the bottom end of the park can also be seen. It appears in the middle window along the bottom edge. This shelter can also be seen on 2002528_62463015. Note how its structure is quite different, having as it does, much larger window-frames. The "Bandstand" can be seen in the centre of the card, and in the middle window along the left hand edge. The large "Gate-Posts" on Beeston Road, are visible in the middle window down the right hand edge of the card. I find the image in the window at the bottom right hand corner completely baffling. I know of no long straight path with what looks like the gable ends of a row of large 'back to back' houses smack in the middle at the very end, and also with houses running parallel on either side. Even the '1905 O.S.Map' shows nothing like it. Has anyone any information on this?

Date:
16-May-2011

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
Chris Went (nee Rhodes)

Comment:
Graham Schofield's comment about the image in the bottom right hand corner is apt regarding the long walk which does look wrong. The houses in the background are the large properties at the ends of Cranbrook Avenue and Dawson Road. The one to the right is no. 29 Cranbrook Avenue where I lived for about eight years from 1976. It was built in 1898 and its first owner was a Mr Musgrave. Curiously, my grandmother worked in the house for a later owner. It remained in private ownership until the late 1920s when it was purchased by the United Reformed Church as a house for their ministers. The Church sold it to a family called Brotherton in about 1968 and they sold it to us. And if ever a house was haunted, this one was!

Date:
17-May-2011

Email:
madkatsmum@hotmail.co.uk

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Name:
BillyBritvic

Comment:
I'm almost certain the gable ends of the houses in the bottom right panel are from the left looking at it : Sefton Avenue / Back Sefton Avenue and Sefton Terrace.

Date:
08-Jul-2011

Email:
karenbillyls10@hotmail.com

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