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Go to Drill Hall 1907Date of last comment
8th June 2019
by E McC

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Drill Hall 1907
In the Chapel-en-le-Frith album
Comment.
The fact that the first Drill Hall was replaced in 1938 by a much smaller building has always caused confusion, no apology needed. The interesting detail about the first Drill Hall is that it was a recycled church which St. Chrysostom's, (Victoria Park, Manchester) used when their church burnt down in 1904. When the replacement church opened at the end of 1906 the temporary church was removed and re-erected as a Drill Hall in Chapel-en-le-Frith. Amongst those present at the opening was Captain G. D. Goodman, Colonel Colles, Major Hall and Colonel Hall of Whaley Bridge.
Go to Goyt Mill WorkersDate of last comment
3rd June 2019
by Gillian Martin (nee Allen)

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Goyt Mill Workers
In the People album
Comment.
The lady next to my Auntie margaret ( Woolley) is Mabel (sorry cant remember surname , ran the Cubs)
Go to White Horse pub trip early 1950sDate of last comment
3rd June 2019
by Brenda Whelan

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White Horse pub trip early 1950s
In the Public Houses album
Comment.
Harold Goddard front row right hand side
Go to Albert BrownDate of last comment
3rd June 2019
by Brenda Whelan

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Albert Brown
In the People album
Comment.
What a good photo of Albert, we used to live on wharf road, he was a character and his wife was lovely
Go to Bings FarmDate of last comment
11th May 2019
by Elizabeth Abbott

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Bings Farm
In the Whaley Bridge A-K album
Comment.
The home of my Morten family and where my Mum and Uncle Reg were born. Geoff Morten, my distant cousin, still lives there today
Go to Reddish FarmDate of last comment
11th May 2019
by Elizabeth Abbott

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Reddish Farm
In the Whaley Bridge L-S album
Comment.
Home of my Morten relatives for many years
Go to The HollowsDate of last comment
10th May 2019
by Shallcross

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The Hollows
In the Goyt Valley album
Comment.
Formerly two Cottages called Powder Mill Cottages, Depledges lived here later Bill Lomas Lived here roughly underneath where Fernilee Dam is now.
Go to Middlewood Signal BoxDate of last comment
8th May 2019
by Charlie Hulme

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Middlewood Signal Box
In the Miscellaneous album
Comment.
Middlewood Low Level Junction, photo by J.W. Sutherland, Sunday 3 January 1971.
Go to Roeside PoolDate of last comment
8th May 2019
by Megaroc

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Roeside Pool
In the Chapel-en-le-Frith album
Comment.
I learned to swim at roeside pool in the early 1940s johnny middleton lived in farm then
Go to Foden Diesel LorryDate of last comment
8th May 2019
by Charlie Hulme

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Foden Diesel Lorry
In the Miscellaneous album
Comment.
Brand new, awaiting delivery outside the Foden works at Sandbach
Go to Whaley BridgeDate of last comment
8th May 2019
by Charlie Hulme

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Whaley Bridge
In the Trains and Railway Lines album
Comment.
Wagons for Shallcross sidings were usually pushed down the branch line, with the engine at the back and the guard keeping a lookout from his van.
Go to Whaley BridgeDate of last comment
1st May 2019
by Gnatalee

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Whaley Bridge
In the Schools album
Comment.
The young girl behind the one on the front row in the checked dress (she is wearing a plain dress with white trim around the neckline) is Rene Brooks who was born in November 1919. Born in Whaley and emigrated to Canada in 1948.
Go to Whaley Bridge Staff 1949Date of last comment
30th April 2019
by Roy Priest

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Whaley Bridge Staff 1949
In the Schools album
Comment.
Not connected to the school, but do you remember a Whaley Bridge couple called Mr and Mrs Cannon. They would have been 50 in 1949. They lived in Buxton Road, the property was called Halcyon. He was known locally as 'Sarge'. My Dad, Victor Priest, lived them during WW2 when he was evacuated there. They are in photo id 1639.
Go to UnknownDate of last comment
7th April 2019
by R. S-S

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Unknown
In the Miscellaneous album
Comment.
Yes it is Chris.
Some years ago I went up there with my old mate Peter Jodrell. I can't remember why just now. But there didn't appear to be anyone at home so we left. I tried to reverse into the long grass but the front wheels dropped into a ditch and we were well and truly stuck. Then we saw a tractor in the field and waived him over. He had the most useless bit of rope and wire tied together and from over the wall pulled me out. I thought I was going to tip over but somehow didn't.
I asked the tractor driver how much I owed him but he refused any money. Later in the week I went to market and bought the most massive steak pie I had ever seen and took it back to the farm as payment.
Whilst there the farmers told us all about the farm and the land they owned which was the WB golf course and the plans to extend to 18 holes on their land. Of course it never happened but it is an interesting farm.
R. S-S
Go to Pear Tree CottageDate of last comment
2nd April 2019
by Charlie Hulme

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Pear Tree Cottage
In the Whaley Bridge L-S album
Comment.
My Mother, Agnes Hulme, took this photograph c.1950, around the time we came to live at No.12 Canal St. The shop, no.10, was owned by Drinkwater's builders, we lived next-door-but-one at no.12, and later at No.11 which at some time had been part of the white house, Pear Tree Cottage - we had cupboards which had been connecting doorways. My mother lived in No. 11 until her death aged 90 in 2012. Above the doorway of Pear Tree Cottage were some curious carved stone heads. What happened to them?
Go to Horwich EndDate of last comment
22nd February 2019
by G. Jackson

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Horwich End
In the Schools album
Comment.
Second from left on front row is Terry Hill and third looks like Frankie Burton.
Go to BugsworthDate of last comment
30th December 2018
by Gnatalee

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Bugsworth
In the Schools album
Comment.
I think the boy, 2nd row from front, 4th in from right, blond hair, could be John (Jack) Winterbottom. Was born 1898 at Barren Clough. I know he went to Gnat Hole School. He always reckoned that he led a 'strike' at what he called Gnat Hole College ! (Must've been a number of years after this picture was taken, if true.)
Go to View of Whaley BridgeDate of last comment
1st December 2018
by Jim Wilson

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View of Whaley Bridge
In the Whaley Bridge T-Z album
Comment.
About 1954 my wife moved into No 32 when it was just built.
Go to C&HP railway lines as they cross the bottom of Bridge Street.Date of last comment
1st December 2018
by Jim Wilson

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C&HP railway lines as they cross the bottom of Bridge Street.
In the Trains and Railway Lines album
Comment.
In the 1950s Wilcocks from Chapel delivered coal to the CPA on a regular basis as a boy I would wait by the canal and go out for the day with the driver the coal for the CPA was from a pit near Mansfield.
Go to CadetsDate of last comment
11th November 2018
by Roy Priest

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Cadets
In the People album
Comment.
My father, Victor Priest was in the Whaley Bridge army cadets during his time there as an evacuee. I know he was still there in 1945. I can't recognise him amongst the group. If anyone has any memories of him at that time it would be appreciated.


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