The name comes from the Old English 'breorht' meaning bright and 'maed' or
'mead' meaning meadow, so making bright meadow. The early spellings vary from
Brihtsmete or Brihmete in the 13th century, but by the next century it was
Breghmete and later still Breghtmeyt.
Among locals, the pronunciation varies, most popular is 'breat-met' or
'brake-met' although some say 'bright-met'.
Withins Leisure centre is located here and can be contacted on 01204
North and west is Thicketford Road, west takes
you to Haulgh, or onto
Bury New Road. South of here, past
Leverhulme Park is
Darcy Lever. South west is
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Bury Road view east March 2000
This ultimately leads through Radcliffe to Bury. At
the top of this picture on
the right, Long Lane leads to Leverhulme
Go to Haulgh
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Bury Road view west March 2000
This leads towards the Haulgh. The tower of St. Peter's in Churchgate
can be seen in the distance.
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Bury Road Breightmet west towards Bolton June 2000
Towards the Long Lane junction.
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Bury Road Breightmet east towards Bury June 2000
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