Greengate Street

November 16, 2008 at 20:25 | Posted in Barrow | 2 Comments

Greengate Street

I don’t have a particular story to go with this shot, except to point out the width of the roadway on this not exactly prime arterial route. This is typical of Barrow. Trams passed this way once so the width is partly accounted for by the provision of space for tram tracks. Perhaps somebody else knows why so many Barrow streets, including plenty that never saw a tram, are so wide? It is the way from the town centre to Green’s Pie Shop [qv] so maybe that’s it.

I’m standing in the middle of the road on top of the bridge that carries Greengate Street over the railway lines and also a local street, so the bridge at least is of comparatively recent vintage.


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  1. A bunch of blokes in that car! Smiling, having a laugh!

  2. the pupils from the Alfred Barrow school used to walk like an army company down this street, from as far as you can see on this photo to barrow park to play football in the mid 40s. The last time I saw this view the middle of the road from rawlinson st was covered by large air raid

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