Northenden is today deep inside the Manchester conurbation. But when this postcard was made (c. 1910? It was posted in 1911) there was apparently still a rustic Fairy Lane on the fringe of Northenden. This is almost certainly Fairy Lane next to the Sale Golf Club. Note that against all the odds there is also a Fairy Lane (the only other we’ve been able to find in Britain) in central Manchester! We’ve been unable to find any fairy-lore related to this placename.