SD8216 : Owd Betts

taken 10 years ago, near to Cheesden, Rochdale, Great Britain

Owd Betts
Owd Betts
This stone building that is Owd Betts was built overlooking Cheeseden Valley in 1796 by Richard and Mary Ashworth, probably as a farmhouse. By the time that the building passed to their son, Richard, and his wife, Betty, in the mid 1800s it had become an inn named the 'Hare and Hounds. Following the death of her husband Betty continued to run the inn alone and it was probably during this period that it became affectionately known as Owd Betts.
In 1893 Betty too passed away at the age of 93, but the pub continued to be known as Owd Betts. However, it was not until the 1950s that, in deference to the grand lady, the name of the pub was officially changed from the 'Hare and Hounds to that by which it is known today, Owd Betts.
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SD8216, 76 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 July, 2007
Category
Public house > Public house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 829 160 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:38.4464N 2:15.5435W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 829 160
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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