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 Post subject: Cottage at Thornton
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:11 am 
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Can anyone identify the cottage in this photo taken in the 1970s and labelled as being in Thornton?

I am assuming that it no longer exists.

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 Post subject: Re: Cottage at Thornton
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:56 pm 
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There's something vaguely familiar about the place, although I can't for the life of me think where it might be. Possibly it's just such a generic Thornton-type cottage that's it's throwing me. For some reason I'm thinking the Hawthorne Road area, but I'm possibly way off the mark. If nobody here can recognise it, I'd recommend posting it over at Melanie's 'Thornton through Time' forum. She (or one of her mob) should be able to track it down:

http://s1.zetaboards.com/ThorntonThroughTime/index/

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 Post subject: Re: Cottage at Thornton
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:44 pm 
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there was an old place on ocupation lane at the end of trunnah road, we as kid,s used to play there, or should i say smash windows and set fires. that,s about as much as i can remember as i say it was down the lane over the road from what was billy,s market.

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 Post subject: Re: Cottage at Thornton
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Have just been off on Google street view looking at where Thorntonone said and he is right ...

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The red arrow shows the building in the far distance .. note the chimney in the middle of the front slope of the roof.
The blue arrow shows the building with the small window in the gable end .. it is still there but doesn't show up in this picture.
The yellow arrow shows the rough area the cottage would have been. Probably in the same plot as the newer one that is there now but on a different alignment.


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 Post subject: Re: Cottage at Thornton
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:33 pm 
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That's great; thanks a lot. Comparing the first OS map, 1940s, 1960s and modern aerial photos on Mario shows that the cottage was just to the south west of the modern "cottage."

One reason I wanted to identify it was that I have what is apparently an interior slide of the same cottage. Here it is.


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 Post subject: Re: Cottage at Thornton
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Now that's a staircase you wouldn't tackle after too many pies !!!


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 Post subject: Re: Cottage at Thornton
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it does look somewhat like the place i remember hanging out in when we were kid,s. we always went there when it was raining.

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 Post subject: Re: Cottage at Thornton
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That's what an estate agent would describe as 'needs modernisation'.

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