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This is a view of Henrietta Street, which runs northwards from Ashton's town centre towards the Smallshaw and Broadoak areas. When it was first built, the street only ran as far as Lees Field, close to the spot where the photo was taken, only continuing past this point in the late 19th century.
The street takes its name from Henrietta Cavendish Bentinck, who in 1763 married the Lord of the Manor, George Harry Grey, who became the 5th Earl of Stamford. She was the daughter of William, 2nd Duke of Portland. It will be noticed that many of the streets in and around the centre of Ashton are named after members of these families.
Strangely though, this wasn't the original Henrietta Street. The name was originally given to the New Street running through the town centre, which was later renamed Stamford Street.
"Henrietta Street" is my contribution to this week's "My World" feature. Please check out the other blogs participating in this week's My World.
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