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Offline msfarrar

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Help finding a road in Blackpool
« on: Friday 09 February 18 20:05 GMT (UK) »
My GM's birth certificate says she was born in Arnold Street, Blackpool  1905

I know of Arnold Avenue ( I even went to school there !  )  ,  but not Arnold Street

Did Arnold Street exist ?

Thanks in advance



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Re: Help finding a road in Blackpool
« Reply #1 on: Friday 09 February 18 20:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
A shorter Arnold Ave marked on a 1912 OS map as Arnold Rd. On an 1894 OS map, the road is marked running from Arnold House to Springfield but not named. I've no local knowledge of Blackpool.
For the maps go to https://maps.nls.uk/os/6inch-england-and-wales/index.html
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Re: Help finding a road in Blackpool
« Reply #2 on: Friday 09 February 18 21:31 GMT (UK) »
You can see  Arnold Street on the map at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/332424/437394/12/100674 if you continue zooming out you will get the modern street map. The name was changed to Croydon Road  https://goo.gl/maps/EP5hKKquFEQ2

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Re: Help finding a road in Blackpool
« Reply #3 on: Friday 09 February 18 22:20 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Stan  :)

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Re: Help finding a road in Blackpool
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 10 February 18 12:01 GMT (UK) »
Interesting. Arnold street and Arnold Ave at opposite ends of the town

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Re: Help finding a road in Blackpool
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 10 February 18 13:12 GMT (UK) »
For a moment it was all rather spooky.
I went to school at Arnold school in Arnold Avenue.  It would have been bizarre if my grandmother had been born there within 100m without my prior knowledge  !

Arnold Street is several miles north of there.. Not that I suppose any of it really makes any difference
given the perspective of a century .. 

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Re: Help finding a road in Blackpool
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 10 February 18 13:23 GMT (UK) »
In 1911 there were only four houses in Arnold Street, as shown on the 1912 map, Skinner 1 Arnold Street, Boardman 3 Arnold Street, Krellet 5 Arnold Street, Johnson 7 Arnold Street. These will be the four houses from Google Street View, https://goo.gl/maps/BdWcGxaHsa52

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