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Offline ManU

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Street renamed in Abbey Hey Gorton
« on: Saturday 29 June 19 04:43 BST (UK) »
Not sure if anyone can help,
Clarence Street, Abbey Hey near Gorton was renamed to Claymore St
Cooper Street, Abbey Hey near Gorton was renamed Courier St 
Both streets were next to Jetson Street which I believe used to be called Jackson St
I know they had new names as far back as 1950 but don't know when they changed and why
My grandmother lived in Courier St and my greatgran lived in Claymore St and an early census record said she was in Clarence St
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Re: Street renamed in Abbey Hey Gorton
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 29 June 19 08:02 BST (UK) »
My grandmother lived in Courier St and my greatgran lived in Claymore St and an early census record said she was in Clarence St

There's a long stretch between census and whenever GreatGran lived in Claymore st.
maybe she simply moved home.

Was there bomb damage and re-building after the war?
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Re: Street renamed in Abbey Hey Gorton
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 29 June 19 08:26 BST (UK) »
It is Clarence Street on the 1950 map at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/389671/396956/13/101329
Claymore Street on the 1958-73 map at https://www.old-maps.co.uk/#/Map/389671/396956/13/100765
The same with Cooper Street, to Courier Street.
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Re: Street renamed in Abbey Hey Gorton
« Reply #3 on: Friday 12 July 19 00:05 BST (UK) »
I have an old A-Z street atlas which has a list of street names changed around the time of publication (early 1950s or so). It lists the change from Jackson St to Jetson St, but only had the older names for the other two streets (Clarence St and Cooper St). So that suggests Jackson/Jetson St was first to change names.

Jackson, Clarence and Cooper are very common street names.  I would guess there were simply too many of the same name across the Manchester area, so they changed a few to avoid confusion.

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