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West View

West View, the highest house in the centre of the picture, overlooking the fair on Pool Bank in early 20thC.
West View (tall house in the centre), a side view. Defiance Brow-Street / Queen Street is seen on the right heading up to Great High Street / Palmerston Street Probably taken from Green Lane at the top of Beeston quarry. West View is usually listed as being on Palmerston Street for Kelly`s Directory for instance.

1906: Victor Newman (or Norman) Brindley MRCS LRCP lived at West View.

1911: Henry Stapleton Johnston aged twenty seven years lived at West View. He was an Irish physician and surgeon from County Donegal in Ireland. Also living there was his servant Agnes McArdle aged nineteen years from County Armagh. Henry does not seem to have been in practice in Bollington where the leading doctor Dr Main was at Brook House where he lived and had a small surgery.

Pictures above of West View taken in February 2019.


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