This is Lynwood Road, which runs down from Revidge Rd to below Granville Rd. This photo would have been taken from just below the junction of St Silas' Rd. My mum & dad used to live further up than here on the same side the kids are on, but behind the photographer.
Kathleen Ferrier (famed contralto) also lived on this street at number 57, just a little further up than Sacred Heart School. There's a blue plaque on her house to this day. Kathleen moved into Lynwood Rd when she was just 18 months old (1914), when her father was appointed as headmaster at St Paul's School. Both her parents were Blackburnian's, but had lived in Higher Walton (where Kathleen was born) when her father was headmaster at the school there.
This image of Lynwood Rd dates to around 1905.
COURTESY OF THE CP COLLECTION
KATHLEEN FERRIER ALBUM SLEEVE
( COURTESY OF THE INTERNET )