This L&NWR (LMS) train station on the Denton & Dukinfield line was closed in 1950.
The booking office and its entrance was where the allotments
and steep narrow path down to the playing fields are on Mount Pleasent St.
The line which ran through the blue engineering brick tunnel came
out on the other side of Guide lane. Hooley Hill tunnel lies under the
road and buildings of Bye Street and Providence Street. The train line
ran right past the side of the yard of Poplar street school which has
now been demolished and re-developed. I recall the signal gantries or
stanchions still present in the mid 1970's, visable from the school boundary
fence. These had been removed by the time the houses were built at the
end of Poplar Street / Enville Street in the late 70's.
<- before now ->
As you can see from the 1940's picture of Aunty Nellie,
one of the platforms’s backed onto the gardens of the 'new' semi's
(town houses) at the bottom of Paradise Street.
This picture was taken with the photographers back to
Hooley hill tunnel entrace, perhaps 30m away.
The building at the end of the fence line was probably
the old Jones sewing machines goods shed.
A number of photographs of this station and the line
where taken by Gordon Coltas before and after the
war but as yet, they have not been traceable.
One picture I found on the councils website:
This shows (what was) the line twenty odd years ago - Stamford Road
estate on the right, Guide lane council estate and new private
estate on the edge of the old brick works opposite.
- Manchester train operators & stations pre nationalisation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooley_Hill_railway_station - Hooley Hill Wikipedia entry
http://www.tameside.gov.uk/history/ - Photo archive, Tameside council
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