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Leaf Square

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WandHunter Report 14 Dec 2012 21:48

Is there anybody out there who may have a picture of the houses that made up Leaf Square Pendleton Salford.
My gg grandfather lived there for nearly 30 years, from before 1891 until after 1911. I have been told that they were large grand houses in a very affluent part of Salford. I have never seen a picture of them or the area other than a first picture of the grammer school that took the place of most of these houses and a 1963 picture again showing the grammer school.
I know nearly everything about the area but the only thing missing now is a picture.
I have seen L S Lowry pencil drawings which were supposed to be of the area but these obviously don't give the same impression.
Salford University and Museum are now the main hub of this area but even they couldn't help.


Porkie_Pie Report 14 Dec 2012 22:27

Try this link, There is a piece about art work by Dave Downing, Leaf Square is mentioned with a reference to his work being done from memory plus old photo's and also see the video

May be worth trying to contact SalfordOnline or him?



Kucinta Report 14 Dec 2012 22:40

try this:

Apparently the cover photo is

Cover Photo: Wedding Group - Leaf Square March
1954. The happy couple are Mr and Mrs H and
P Scarsbrook who loaned the photo. See details of
new exhibition ‘Rites of Passage’ page 11

More wedding than house, but a glimpse of what they were like?

EDIT: have just seen Porkie Pie's post - much better find than mine!


WandHunter Report 17 Dec 2012 19:06

cheers porkie_pie, another little bit in the jigsaw. something i've never seen before which made it more interesting. still the picture of the houses eludes me but i'll keep on looking and searching
cheers again


WandHunter Report 17 Dec 2012 19:10

thanks kucinta. i've looked through lots of these mags and appear to have missed this one. it gives the slightest glimpse of the size of the houses, just hoping the full picture shows up one day


Ken2 Report 18 Dec 2012 20:40


I'm a retired Museum Officer and was the editor of the Salford LifeTimes Link magazine which has the photo of Leaf Square.

The best depository for old photos of Salford is Salford Local History Library and the staff there are very helpful.


There is also a very good Salford Family History Forum at:

If you type Leaf Square in the search field you will find several postings.

Good luck


WandHunter Report 19 Dec 2012 20:04

Cheers Ken
I did send an e-mail to the library a couple of years ago but go no reply. I am hoping to visit the library and museum in the new year so I will definitely give it a better go this time


Ken2 Report 21 Dec 2012 15:31

On behalf of my former collegues may I apologise for the lack of response last time.

Make sure you check opening times before your visit as the library has different hours than the museum - in which it is housed.


WandHunter Report 21 Dec 2012 18:27

Thanks again Ken, very much appreciated