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PremierLeague-News.Com - Following a public vote, one spot has been a hugely popular choice as the local "Old Kent Road"
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! It runs from Pendleton to the edge of one of the borough's old market towns. The famous route is home to Buile Hill Park, Salford Royal Hospital, three churches, and a branch of Gregg's bakers that once needed security guards. Now Eccles Old Road could win further fame - as a destination on the Salford version of the board game Monopoly. Following a public vote, the street was a hugely popular choice as the local "Old Kent Road". Last month, the Manchester Evening News reported the city had been chosen for the next edition of the game, which is due out in October. Salford Central Train Station is almost nailed-on for a spot on the board (Image: ABNM Photography) And so far, about 5,000 people have submitted their choices for landmarks to feature - as well as charities that should be included in the Community Chest cards. Landmarks in the running include Salford Quays, the A J Bell rugby stadium, and Salford City FC's Peninsula Stadium on Moor Lane, Kersal. Others suggested on the official Salford Monopoly Facebook site include Salford Precinct. The home of Salford City FC - will it make the board game? (Image: ABNM Photography) But there's no room for the run-down Mocha Parade in Lower Broughton, which looks likely to vanish from the memory forever when it is bulldozed later this year. There were obvious choices for the "Mayfair" and "Pall Mall" slots. For Mayfair, “anywhere in Worsley” was an opinion shared by many. One Facebook user added: “I totally get Salford Quays is ‘on the up’ but Worsley is always the place Salfordians think of as the ‘posher’ bit.” The Green in Worsley a good bet for inclusion in the higher end of the Monopoly market (Image: ABNM Photography) Locations in the Worsley area include The Green; Roe Green; and the millionaire's rows of Leigh Road and Chatsworth Road.
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. Winning Moves, who are producing the game under licensing from Hasbro, describe Salford as “the new showbiz capital of the North".
Roe Green near Worsley is another a contender for the prices section of the board
(Image: ABNM Photography)
Leading celebrities are often spotted at Salford Quays, which is now home of both the BBC and ITV - as well as many of their most-famous programmes, including Coronation Street, Britain’s Got Talent and Peter Kay’s Car Share. Three Salford charities will get to be immortalised on the board, on several of the game’s Community Chest spaces and cards.
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"It's our way of thanking the public for getting behind the game so very enthusiastically," said George Shrimpton, Custom Games Executive at Winning Moves UK. To qualify the charities have to be Salford-focused and currently registered with The Charity Commission. “The response to the game has been fantastic and way beyond all our expectations,” added Mr Shrimpton.
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"We would like to formally thank each and every person who has sent in nominations and as our way of a thank you, three Salford charities will now get to star prominently in the game." Thirty Salford landmarks and favourites will be featured in the game. Archie Street – the inspiration for TV’s Coronation Street, which doesn’t exist anymore – is another contender to be resurrected for Old Kent Road, following many suggestions.
Thirty Salford landmarks and favourites will be featured in the game
“The game will immortalise Salford present, future – and past,” said Mr Shrimpton. Mayfair could be the spectacular Ordsall Hall, which has been very heavily nominated. Other popular suggestions have been Salford Quays, Salford Crescent rail station, and Salford Cathedral - dedicated to St John the Evangelist.
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