The Bowling Green belonged to the Spring Hill Working Men's Club, opposite the roundabout at the top of Lonsdale Street.
Upon reflection, I used to have a cousin who lived in Primsrose Street but that was when I was younger and cannot remember her name. I also had a Great-Aunt who lived in Willows Lane, in one of the houses with the long gardens Spring Hill I think, finished at Fairfield Street. The land area of Spring Hill was owned by a family called Pickup. They were quite rich. We were not short of money but they WERE rich. The pub on the corner of Moscow Mill Street was so named after them. The Pickup's Arms!! Our garage was inside the walls behind the pub, actually, next to the wall. Long time ago though. There used to be a chip shop at the top of Sharples Street (where my friend Marjori Sedgewick lived - if anyone possibly knows her could they please let me know as I have tried to find her but with no luck) and another one at the bottom of Spring Street.
Talking about Rists, I remember, as a child (Yes, I really was one!) the factory was Burys. When I used to be in bed, I could hear the clatter of clogs on the pavement as the weavers walked down to work. It may have been a hard life for a lot of people but the world itself was a lot better.
Hawthorn Avenue - the flat I lived in was above the bottom part. Not the launderette end. Quite a few years ago actually. It's nice have this Thread to look forward to.
I really am enjoying these memories.
Live Simply. Love Generously. Care Deeply.