EPW016500 ENGLAND (1926). The Square and town centre, Uppermill, 1926

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Title [EPW016500] The Square and town centre, Uppermill, 1926
Reference EPW016500
Date August-1926
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Place name UPPERMILL
Parish SADDLEWORTH
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 399774, 405855
Longitude / Latitude -2.0034113473341, 53.549085021854
National Grid Reference SD998059

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stardelta
Friday 26th of February 2016 10:28:18 AM
The Oldham Chronicle's Saddleworth office.

phirst
Monday 22nd of October 2012 11:54:04 AM
The 1859 Mechanics Institute which later became Saddleworth Civic Hall, home to Saddleworth Urban District Council and more recently Saddleworth Parish Council.

David Beilby
Friday 19th of October 2012 08:42:00 PM
Hi David,



Your comments on this photo are really useful, thanks for helping to show what's in the image. You know the location well; I wonder if you would write a wiki entry for the image that explains the differences between then and now?



Yours, Katy

Britain from Above Cataloguing Team Leader

Katy Whitaker
Friday 19th of October 2012 08:50:37 PM
Uppermill station. This closed to passengers at the beginning of 1917 - this photograph is good as it shows where the platforms were and how they seemed to be reached by a ramp coming out of the building. However, the shelters that used to cover the platforms have already disappeared. The station building still exists and the railway line, closed in 1966, is now a bridle path.

David Beilby
Friday 19th of October 2012 08:40:09 PM
This line was a relief track to avoid congestion on the still-existing main line.

It separated from the main line at Diggle & rejoined at Stalybridge.

TheBlueCube
Monday 17th of November 2014 12:57:57 AM
This area was eventually to become the King George Playing Field. Although authorised initially before the war, it was not laid out until after.

David Beilby
Friday 19th of October 2012 08:38:20 PM
Police station under construction. This closed about 2002 and was finally demolished in 2011. Its replacement closed its public counter in 2012.

David Beilby
Friday 19th of October 2012 08:15:09 PM