Click here to go to the www.aidan.co.uk home page
EWM Home Page | Aidan O'Rourke on Twitter and Facebook | Pinterest | Google+ | Contact

MANCHESTER EYEWITNESS
WEEK NUMBER 36 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4th, 1948

LUXURY APARTMENT BLOCK FOR SALE
APPLEBY LODGE, the luxury apartment block opposite Platt Fields Park, is to go on sale on September 15th. The property is expected to be sold for 250,000. The development was opened in 1939 and comes under the rent restrictions act. This is why the rents are lower than what you would expect: A 2 bedroom flat costs 160 a year, including rates. Rent for a one bedroom flat is 60 per annum, excluding rates. There is one very distinguished tenant in residence at Appleby Lodge: Conductor of the Halle Orchestra, John Barbirolli.

GUNMEN BREAK INTO HOTEL ROOM
TWO MEN STAYING AT the Grand Hotel, Aytoun-street woke up early on Wednesday morning to find a man pointing a gun at them. Mr C H Simpson and Mr Trevor Roberts both from London, the man, and his accomplice, while they were rifling their pockets. They chased them over 100 yards, but the thieves escaped.

SALFORD "TOO GRIM" TO BE FILMED
MANCHESTER ACTOR ROBERT DONAT will be playing a love-lorn soldier in Walter Greenwood's "The Cure for Love", which is shortly to be filmed. But producers London Films want to present the lighter side of Lancashire, and think that Salford is "too grim". They are searching for a suitable location elsewhere in Lancashire, possibly Littleborough or Accrington.

UNION CAMPAIGNS FOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON CLOSING
THE UNION OF SHOP DISTRIBUTIVE AND ALLIED WORKERS (USDAW) are to launch an all-out campaign for the closing of all food shops on Saturday afternoon in Oldham, Stockport and Manchester. But the Council of Retail Distrubutors said this was "a political ramp" and which cut across the whole structure of supply and distribution.

COTTON BUILDING DESTROYED BY FIRE
THE INTERNATIONAL COTTON WASTE COMPANY, Victoria Road, Dukinfield (Cheshire) was destroyed yesterday by fire. All that remained of the building was an 80 foot stone column dominating Wood-street. Evacuated families were allowed to return to their homes. An official said that 80 people were employed at the site, and that there would be no unemployment as a result of the fire.

FIRST CIVIC WEEK HELD IN WYTHENSHAWE
WYTHENSHAWE'S FIRST "CIVIC WEEK" started in Wythenshawe Park this afternoon. 17 year old Beryl Flint was installed as "Miss Wythenshawe". Tomorrow, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Mrs Mary Kingsmill Jones, will attend an oper-air service. During the coming week, Manchester's civic film, "A City Speaks", will be shown in a local cinema.

WEATHER
THE FORECAST is for moderate or northerly winds, with a chance of thunderstorms.


Text by Aidan O'Rourke

Based on reports in the Manchester Evening News

LAST WEEK
INDEX
THIS WEEK 50
YEARS FROM NOW
NEXT WEEK
Join Aidan on his Manchester Photo Walk.
Eyewitness in Manchester Home Page | Aidan O'Rourke on Twitter and Facebook | Contact