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History of Fleetwood Road

 
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shesc



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 3:41 pm    Post subject: History of Fleetwood Road  Reply with quote

Could some one please tell me what used to be built on the site where the houses on Fleetwood Road stand?
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Bez



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which houses are we talking about - the private houses or the sheltered accommodation?

The sheltered housing used to be a cow field 40 years ago.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The houses including the nursing home?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I remember (from the 1940's) were sand hills, grass and the odd cottage, but then I wasn't looking for anything in particular in those days!   old_maps.co.uk have several maps from 1848 to 1927 and the latter shows Bank Nook, Fleetwood Arms, Homeopathic Hospital and the Golf Links?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In 1786 what is now Fleetwood Road was the coastline on the edge of Fairclough's Lake, an inlet of the sea.

At the base of the sandhills, on which now stands the Hesketh Golf Club, there was the hamlet of Little Ireland.  This was also the site of the first St. Patrick's School.This was all cleared to make way for the golf course.(Some accounts say by 'someone' setting fire to them -)= a form of land clearance!

In the First World War  an artillery battery was sited on the 'cliffs' or sandhills.,hence Cliff Road which links the newer part of Fleetwood Road to Albert Road.

The Nursing Home was originally the Fleetwood Road Cottage Hospital next to that is Bank Nook , a collection of cottages which is split in to two sections by Radnor Drive

The Part of Fleetwood Road from Park Road to Hesketh Road was just a track until the 1950's when it was used as a household rubbish tip. I don't know how many of the residents of the 'posh' bungalows on that stretch of Fleetwood Road realise that they are living on a 'Tip'!
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shesc



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for the information. I asked the question because I live on Fleetwood Road and sometimes the smell of burning toast is very strong . Builders working on an extension commented on it, and last night my brother smelt it. I am used to it, and it does not bother me. However, it would be interesting to know exactly what the house covers. Oh - I always use a toaster and the setting is low!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: rmmm... Reply with quote

I too have a story of unexplained occurences...anyone can PM me.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dotty you are an unexplained occurence in itself..........just kidding...grandad lived off fleetwood and used to show us the holes the hedgehogs had dug in the garden.....he would show us all the stuff the brought up from under ground......old bottles and cans etc.....one even brought up an old rag.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:19 am    Post subject: Agreement Reply with quote

That is a good story...      

I'm glad you recognise my uniqueness, sooner!  

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ray green



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:24 am    Post subject: Little Ireland/Fleetwood Road Reply with quote

I see that in 1881 my gr.gr. grandfather James Conway, who resided at Little Ireland, had an address of Bank Nook. Possibly a street name but I didn't think they had anything that civilised!

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