|St. Chad's Church in a photograph |
taken by my uncle Harry Rawcliffe Danson
In 1881 James Danson, his wife Maria and two young sons were living in Potts Alley, Poulton, running alongside the church and just off the Market Square. Thirty years earlier, Pott’s Alley came in for some condemnation, described in a local history as “the town’s slum quarter…contained some of Poulton’s most squalid overcrowded properties….the subject of severe criticism in a public health report of 1852”.