International studio — 22.1904

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COTTAGES AT THE CORNER OF KESTON AND
MANOR ROADS, THORNTON HOUGH

half-timbered work, much of which is now rapidly
succumbing to neglect and decay. These two
lodge houses are from the designs of Messrs.
Grayson & Ould, architects, of Liverpool.
In regarding the social life of Thornton Hough,
a noticeable feature is the strong tendency towards
the development of various sports and games. We
find cricket, football, and bowls are all especially
well provided for with
ample spaces, and all
these recreations are en-
thusiastically supported,
thus maintaining one of
the characteristics of
village life in the good
old times, if we may give
credence to the descrip-
tions by the traditional
chroniclers of Merrie
England.
Another recreation,
more suited for practice
during the winter months,
is the cultivation of
music, and a well-trained
choral society numbering
eighty members, out of a
population of about three
hundred villagers, testi-
fies to the general in-
. COACHMAN S LODGE,
terest taken in this form THORNTON i-iouGH

of enjoyment. On a
smaller scale a literary
society is working to
promote the discussion
of intellectual topics,
and to provide lecturers
upon various subjects
during the season.
Thus it will be seen
that the social amenities
organised in this way
improve the ordinary
hum-drum existence
usually attributed to a
country life.
That the possibilities
for healthier and happier
lives have been made
more sure for the toiling
villagers of Thornton
Hough, through the
humane provision of
wholesome, decent,
handsome dwellings, close to their occupation, and
at rentals which come within their limited means,
is the point in full evidence here.
It is quite probable that the whole proceeding
has entailed unremunerative financial outlay out
of proportion to the customary expenditure upon
village dwellings, and is therefore not likely to form
an alluring example to the speculative building

MESSRS. GRAYSON AND OULD,
ARCHITECTS

MESSRS. DOUGLAS AND FORDHAM,
ARCHITECTS

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