Shouldn’t we be in a real Hough over the Hall down our street?

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6 Responses

  1. leigh says:

    Eric Wiltsher looks like it would be safer to knock it down

  2. leigh says:

    Leigh G Banks
    Leigh G Banks It’d be better to save it tho! It’s a small piece of a small town’s history – it’s listed but neglected … what a tragedy … i think Dorry is right… what does anybody else think? Knock it down or save it?

  3. Leigh Bosch says:

    Wow. Save it!! Who owns it now? Is it possible to see inside?

  4. Miss gaga says:

    No one would want to make it their home due to the state of the area ,I think it will come down and someone will build on the land ,I’d buy it tomorrow if in different area ,a nice tea shop or cafe ,a piece of how Moston used to look years ago but not many old residents left in Moston to make it pay

  5. Franklyn Smith says:

    I used to live in Cole Street, next to Hough Hall Road where my Grandparents also lived. My maternal family Mathieson also owned some houses in Hough hall Road and my mother and father lived at No 13 when they first married in St. Georges presbyterian Church in Moston lane. My grandfather Samuel Mathieson was a Master Painter and he worked maintaining the Hall and the stables opposite for several weeks a year. Sometimes with my father helping. I went to Moston lane School and after the war the corporation were slow to re-install the railings around the school and I used to play football in the playground whenever I could. I broke a window in the playground side of the Hall and was recognised
    and taken into the hall to face the music. I was identified as being ‘Mary Mathieson’s lad’ and let off with a telling off and a cuff round the head by the local bobby. I’m 80 now and my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles all lived in Moston or Harpurhey . I am so sorry to see the Hall and the district as it is now. It used to be a working class, honest and peaceful community. If I can win the lottery, I’ll buy the Hall and restore it.
    Franklyn Smith.

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