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Ash Leigh
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Ash Leigh, Everton, Liverpool

Ash Leigh Today

The corner of Ash Leigh

If only there were more hours in the day...........

I would draw a map of the area and show where the Salthouse family lived - and how close they lived to the Braidwood family and the Baxendales and another Salthouse family, Thomas Carter Salthouse, and how the names of the streets changed and who built the houses. It's all on my computer, I just need more hours in the day!

The Thomas Carter Salthouse connection (if there is one) is particularly interesting. William Salthouse left the police force to go into business on his own account, subsequent census returns show him as foreman hide and leather warehouseman carrier. Thomas Salthouse had a hide and leather warehouse at (or he lived at) 224 Scotland Road. Any family connection must be two generations back in the 18th century. Did William join his second cousin's business? At the moment we have no way of knowing, but they did live surprisingly close to each other: cutting an interesting story short, when William Salthouse and his family were living at 4 Ash Leigh, Everton in 1901, Thomas Carter Salthouse was living at 2 St Ambrose Grove, Everton - the two houses, although fronting onto different streets, were actually only yards away from each other.

My grandfather, James Thomas Salthouse, was living at 4 Ash Leigh, Everton, in 1901.

Jim, as he was known, was the youngest child of William Salthouse and Janet Braidwood and he was born in Everton, Liverpool, in 1897. His father, William, was born in Nether Alderley

Ash Leigh no longer exists but is shown on the Alan Godfrey Map based on the Ordnance Survey Map of 1906. Although addressed as Anfield or Everton it is often referred to as being in Walton. On modern maps the area is now a school between Oakfield and St Ambrose Grove, opposite the Holy Trinity Church. 

This photograph is of a house on the corner of Ash Leigh and Walton Breck Road and probably suggests the type of housing in the area. At the extreme right edge of the picture is the entrance to Ash Leigh - all that is left now is a few setts on a few yards of roadway.

This is where Ash Leigh was, it is now a school playing ground. The ends of the terraces would have backed on to the back garden of number 4, Ash Leigh. This picture is taken from Walton Breck Road.

Where Ash Leigh used to be

Without the railings!

I've painted out the railings. The entrance to Ash Leigh (see first photograph above) was at the left hand side of the picture. As far as I can tell, the garden at the back of 4, Ash Leigh (where William Salthouse lived) would have been in the school playground, roughly by the red box on the right, the row of terraced houses is probably on St Ambrose Grove, but the terraced houses were only built on the furthest side of the grove because there were two houses with large gardens on the left hand side, roughly where the tree is now, and Thomas Salthouse's garden would have been one of those, that tree probably stands where his garden used to be. Surely the two families must have known each other?

My grandfather, James Thomas Salthouse, known as Jim, was born in the Everton area of Liverpool, either at 28 Rydal Street (where the family lived in 1894) or at 4 Ash Leigh (where the family lived in 1901). This picture link is of the house on the corner of Walton Breck Road and Ash Leigh and probably gives a good idea of the type of houses in the close. On the larger picture you can see, on the extreme right of the picture, a few setts; this short piece of old sett-surfaced roadway is all that is left of Ash Leigh. The next picture is a view through the railings of the local school. Ash Leigh would have bounded on the wall at the back of the picture.

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