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The Eight-Foot Way opens on November 13th.

 

If anyones interested in applying for a job there this is from the facebook page...

 

All front of house, cleaning and kitchen assistant jobs go live on the 19th September. We currently have chef vacancies live.

All applications will need to be done online with a CV, many thanks.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/theeightfootway/?hc_ref=ARSv_2eA-AY1m1bh2_RKootC6l2aCIn3o8Hm4ea4ubbrAzVfj_IYmaNpu11LxxhuoJM&fref=nf

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Why's it called the eight-foot way? Is it going to be full of spiders?

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Why's it called the eight-foot way? Is it going to be full of spiders?

 

;-)

 

Sounds like a type of Roman (or very early) paved road:

 

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=uqBfAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA84&lpg=PA84&dq=%22eight+foot+way%22&source=bl&ots=98QGo1TOMq&sig=N0CqQgTaxrmpIU6eArkS-Nk-RgI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwih0sCx2I3WAhUEG5oKHfGBBbEQ6AEIXzAN#v=onepage&q=%22eight%20foot%20way%22&f=false

 

Maybe the old Halifax road was one of these 'eight-foot ways'? Makes you wonder what happened when two carriages met each other...

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It should be called The Nuclear Arms.

 

I always said that nuclear arms could cause significant improvements to Parson Cross.

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Curious George it will be called

 

 

Its called the Eight-Foot Way.

 

Generous George is the company.

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My bit of banter has been deleted from this thread!! everyone else's gets to stay. That seems a tad unfair.

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Ok guys, you've had your fun, now it's starting to get insulting towards the people who live in the area. It has a proper name, it is to be used and the fun poking is to stop.

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;-)

 

Sounds like a type of Roman (or very early) paved road:

 

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=uqBfAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA84&lpg=PA84&dq=%22eight+foot+way%22&source=bl&ots=98QGo1TOMq&sig=N0CqQgTaxrmpIU6eArkS-Nk-RgI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwih0sCx2I3WAhUEG5oKHfGBBbEQ6AEIXzAN#v=onepage&q=%22eight%20foot%20way%22&f=false

 

Maybe the old Halifax road was one of these 'eight-foot ways'? Makes you wonder what happened when two carriages met each other...

 

Apparently it was a local name for the 'ginnels' between streets, taken from fairly mundane architect's description:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firth_Park_(ward)#Parson_Cross (scroll to the bottom)

 

Shame there's no citation for it but there you go...

 

By the way it is stretching a point to call it Parson Cross considering the even-numbered side of Halifax Road is actually in S6, and it is bordered only by Chaucer School's playing fields. It's as much Wadsley Bridge/ Foxhill really...

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Apparently it was a local name for the 'ginnels' between streets, taken from fairly mundane architect's description:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firth_Park_(ward)#Parson_Cross (scroll to the bottom)

 

Shame there's no citation for it but there you go...

 

By the way it is stretching a point to call it Parson Cross considering the even-numbered side of Halifax Road is actually in S6, and it is bordered only by Chaucer School's playing fields. It's as much Wadsley Bridge/ Foxhill really...

 

Correct, although I've only heard the term used, city wide, on the inter-war council estates. The Gennils on these estates were originally surfaced with 3foot x 2foot precast concrete flags, laid 4 course wide. 4 courses of flags equals 8 foot, hence the name...

 

...strange name for a pub tho'

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