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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.
Go to Football Team 1914Date of last comment
21st October 2018
by Richie Fay

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Football Team 1914
In the Chapel-en-le-Frith album
Comment.
Hi..John and James.. could you tell me anything else about the team or the players?
Go to Quiet WomanDate of last comment
13th August 2018
by R. S-S

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Quiet Woman
In the Public Houses album
Comment.
Very very interesting, Norm.

I accept your explanation about catching salmon with a lamp as an aid. However, in those far off days, although there is a river at the rear of The Quiet Woman, when there were no controls on polluting the rivers, I find it hard to believe that any rivers or streams were teaming with salmon.

The next thing you will have me believe is that there were hoards of black bears pulling the salmon out at teatime.

Although G Jackson swears he has seen a black bear recently in Whaley Bridge.

R. S-S

Go to Fernilee and Taxal 1973Date of last comment
1st August 2018
by Sally Madden (Naden)

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Fernilee and Taxal 1973
In the Schools album
Comment.
Back Row Left to Right
David Marshall, Martin Shuker, Martin Marsh, Peter Melland, Kevin Thompson, Johnathan Robinson, Neil Cresswell,Richard Sumner, Paul Kirby.

Second Row Down Left to Right
Martin Allen, Alister Plant, Anton Chilton, Sally Naden, Fiona Bell, Angela Mackey, Neil Garrioch,Cris Rhodes, Ian Goodwin, Simon Barnwell.

Judith Slack, Linda Broadhead, Vanessa Plant, Gillian Dawson, Jane Eyre, Julie Bullows, Jane Edwards,Nicola Helme

Ian Sykes, Michael Day, Anthony Goddard, Grant Hulme, Anthony Oldham, Jamie Pickering,David Pritchard.

Teacher Miss Mountain- who became Mrs Beresford.

Go to New InnDate of last comment
30th July 2018
by R. S-S

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New Inn
In the Public Houses album
Comment.
Hi Norm,

On the opposite side of the Road, on Old Road are 2 public houses.

One can be seen on this photo: The Partington Liberal Club, now the Gospel Hall and a few yards down is one of WB's most famous pubs: The Quiet Woman. There are no individual photos of either of these pubs on our site.

I know you may be visiting this neck of the woods later today so now is your opportunity.

See you later

R. S-S

Go to C.P.A. BingswoodDate of last comment
29th March 2018
by Paul Charnley

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C.P.A. Bingswood
In the Whaley Bridge A-K album
Comment.
Hi R. S-S. It was me that fist put up these 3 photos, they were saved by my uncle bob, Robert Charnley ( printer at CPA ), when searching for details, this was a few years ago now, I found the same info on several sites, do not remember which I used now ! My dad Fred Charnley was the engineer at CPA for many years, hence my interest in the CPA !
Go to Bank SideDate of last comment
19th March 2018
by John A

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Bank Side
In the Whaley Bridge A-K album
Comment.
Think you're right, GJ. The boats are on the opposite side to the towpath, so the house is behind the people, and the camera is pointing towards Furness.
Go to Botany WorkersDate of last comment
14th March 2018
by R. S-S

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Botany Workers
In the People album
Comment.
I worked on a temporary basis at the Botany for quite a few months and Tommy Lomas lived just around the corner from me. He worked on the Kiers in number 2 plant (Germany).
He always drank his tea on his shift out of a white pint pot. But sometimes he was busy and he put the pot on top of one of the Kiers to keep his tea warm. The inside of his pint pot was dark brown with tea stains and one day when Tommy was on the opposite shift to me I decided to do him a favour and clean his pint mug.
I took it up to the chemical wells in number 1 dept and tied a piece of string to the handle and left it dangling in the bleach for an hour. It came out pristine and I cleaned it under the steam pipes and put it back on the Kiers. The next day we were both on the same shift and Tommy went to make a cup of tea. I was standing by, chest pushed out, waiting for some well deserved praise. Then there was an almighty shout from Tommy: 'Who the hell has done this to my pot?' I made a hasty retreat and Tommy told all the workforce that he would have to bury his pot in the garden for 6 weeks to get it back to normal. I never told him. Perhaps I should have done.
Go to Harold RoomeDate of last comment
2nd February 2018
by Jack Tarr

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Harold Roome
In the People album
Comment.
Hello R,S-S,If I remember George Bentley was the fishmonger in Horwich End in a shop near the New Inn, and Harold Roome was the fishmonger down whaley
Go to Frank ProudloveDate of last comment
16th January 2018
by Mick Ridgway

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Frank Proudlove
In the People album
Comment.
An affable gentle man who made the Shady so popular that on busy weekends the place was rammed. I believe the Shady during his time had 3 darts and 3 dominoes teams in the local league at once. How times have changed.
Go to Whaley BridgeDate of last comment
11th January 2018
by Aussie Marleine

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Whaley Bridge
In the Schools album
Comment.
The teacher does look like Miss Kirk, a lovely teacher.
Go to Fernilee and TaxalDate of last comment
11th January 2018
by Aussie Marleine

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Fernilee and Taxal
In the Schools album
Comment.
Third row second from left is Mary Ann Seel my Mum, better known as Molly.
Go to MeetingDate of last comment
18th December 2017
by Peakmills

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Meeting
In the Kettleshulme album
Comment.
This was 1914.
Philip Milner Oliver was selected as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Liberal party in the Knutsford constituency. The election was postponed due to the outbreak of the first world war.
After the war he was the Liberal candidate for the newly created constituency of Manchester Blackley in the general elections in 1918 (3rd), 1922 (2nd), 1923 (elected), 1924 (2nd), 1929 (elected), 1931 (2nd), 1935 (2nd) and 1945 (3rd). He also stood in the 1933 Altrincham by-election (2nd). He died in 1954 aged 69.
Go to Reddish FarmDate of last comment
16th December 2017
by R. S-S

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Reddish Farm
In the Whaley Bridge L-S album
Comment.
Do you know what Gnats? When my dear old friend Peter Jodrell died his daughter Alison organised the wake at the White Horse in Horwich End. It was surprising because when her mum died a few years previously the do was at the Shady Oak. Much more fitting.
I asked Alison why she had chosen the White Horse and she told me it was in memory of Peter's grandfather who was once the landlord there. When I told her Pete's granddad was landlord of the Seven Stars she was speechless and said she had never even heard of a pub called the Seven Stars. Thinking back I probably should have kept my trap shut.
R. S-S
Go to Whaley BridgeDate of last comment
29th November 2017
by R. S-S

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Whaley Bridge
In the Schools album
Comment.
Indeed it was Marjorie and their dad was Ted.
Go to Old Posting HouseDate of last comment
10th November 2017
by Marleine Perry (nee Clark)

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Old Posting House
In the Whaley Bridge L-S album
Comment.
I remember going there to sing carols in the 1940s and 50s, the Spencer Hirsts owned it, they were a very generous couple.
Go to Whaley Bridge TeachersDate of last comment
20th October 2017
by Paul Charnley

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Whaley Bridge Teachers
In the Schools album
Comment.
Sorry, comment 17 was in reply Ian Cameron's posting 14 ...
Go to Whaley Bridge 1953-1954Date of last comment
5th September 2017
by G. Jackson

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Whaley Bridge 1953-1954
In the Schools album
Comment.
Hi Graham Jones, why not join the website?


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