Pinfold Brow

place and hill

Aged unknown

Commemorated on 1 plaque

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Goose Green Conservation Area Adjacent lay Hale Moss, used extensively for grazing cattle, horses, donkeys, ducks and geese. A pinfold, cockpit and racecourse were held here with a fair, race meeting, itinerant shows, swing boats and gingerbread stalls. In the 18th and 19th centuries, this locality was known as Pinfold Brow (now Lloyd Street) and Goose Green. There was a wheelwright’s shop, and a village blacksmith’s forge. Wheelwrights, handloom weavers and market gardeners lived locally. The cottage residents included James Smith, famous for his early Bowdon Downs Potatoes, George Barlow who made shoe blacking and Isaac Garner, a shoemaker who kept fine geese. In 2016, Goose Green underwent a transformation as part of Trafford Council’s investment in Altrincham’s public realm improvement works. This included new natural stone sett paving, tree planting and bespoke street furniture. The scheme was designed by Planit-IE and Civic Engineers, with project management by the LK Group on behalf of Trafford Council

Goose Green, Altrincham, United Kingdom where it was