An old text quoted on Hyde Cheshire states
a lane led to Walker Fold Lane, down Lumn Hollow, where an ancient bridle path, passed by Lumn Farm, then branched off, and then it became Ridling Lane, until it joined Hoviley Lane at Ridling pits (on the site of Queen's Hotel, Clarendon Place).The semi-detached houses you can see here are on Ridling Lane. Some years ago Victorian terraced houses lined both sides.
In the background is a block of flats called Chartist House.
For the coloured version of this photograph see Geograph.