Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ABC Wednesday - Q is for Quick View


Quick View is a street at Hey Farm, Mossley on the Pennine hills above Manchester.

Hey Farm is a modern housing estate built on the old farmland. The street is so-called because it affords a view across the valley of the River Tame to Quick Edge.

Quick was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086 and until 1864 was part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. Together with its neighbour Roughtown it was merged with Mossley which itself in 1974 became part of Tameside Metropolitan Borough, Great Manchester.

There is much more about the history of Quick on the Mossley Community Centre website.

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16 comments:

  1. Always an interesting post! And this one is great for the Q day! I always learn something from your posts, Gerald! Love your photo, what a lovely place!

    Have a great day!

    Sylvia

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  2. Then we have had a quick view of Quick view and Edge.

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  3. Quick View St. has a pleasant view. Nice shot and a nice Q post.

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  4. I always learn such interesting things from you. Fascinating history of the name.

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  5. I must read the account later but the name Quick Edge sounds interesting. Were they beating a Quick Retreat?

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  6. English names always seem to mean something I would never have expected. Quick View, for instance!

    Love your encoded comment. Did you work in cryptology ever? :)

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  7. Fascinating! It's sad when unique identities are melded with others to make yet another - but it makes research very interesting! Lovely photography as ever :-)

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  8. Even if it is a "quick" view it is a lovely view.

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  9. Interesting post - superb photo - the street names are wonderfully creative.

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  10. Aaah! I wondered why 'Quick View'! I suppose many visitors think it's a good place to get a 'quick view' of the hills. LOL!

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  11. I love interesting place names like this. How fascinating to have such a history behind it as well!

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  12. It is interesting to read about the how and why of a place name.
    Thank you.
    Sherry

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