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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Walmersley is small
settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, Greater Manchester,
England.The name Walmersley is said to be derived from Old English,
and translates as Waldmer's wood, or clearing.Once a rural village
in the wilds of Lancashire, in recent decades, it has become a
northern suburb of Bury. Old stone cottages remain in the area, but
much of the district's housing is of post-war construction.The A56
(Walmersley Road) links Walmersley with Bury to the south and
Shuttleworth, Ramsbottom and Edenfield to the north. Before this
'new' road was built the road north from Bury followed the line of
Walmersley Old Road. The old 'coach road' went through Baldingstone
and Nangreaves and onto Hardern Moor and beyond to Shuttleworth and
Edenfield. Junctions led to the then thriving mills in Deeply Vale
and Birtle Dene. Deeply Vale has more contemporary fame as the
location of the Deeply Vale Festivals. The old road was one of the
many roads in East Lancashire constructed by John Metcalf, perhaps
better known as Blind Jack Metcalf, a civil engineer from
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