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Go to CadetsDate of last comment
10th February 2018
by Jack Tarr

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Cadets
In the People album
Comment.
I think the cadet between Barry Hinds and Geof Wittiker is Wilf Boothby
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 Botany WorkersDate of last comment
10th November 2017
by Marleine Perry (nee Clark)

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Botany Workers
In the People album
Comment.
Tommy and Charlie's Dad Tommy married my Mums sister Nellie Seel. Tommy and Nellie had four boys and twin girls.
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?
Go to Horwich EndDate of last comment
4th September 2017
by Graham Jones

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Horwich End
In the Schools album
Comment.
Hello Michael Rutherford Where are you now?
Go to Chilworth Gunpowder WorksDate of last comment
9th August 2017
by R. S-S

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Chilworth Gunpowder Works
In the Goyt Valley album
Comment.
Hello Karen,

I know you very well indeed but on here I am R.S-S please respect that.

Do you remember Emma, Amie and Little Diane?

Go to The RiverDate of last comment
5th August 2017
by John Sutcliffe

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The River
In the Hayfield album
Comment.
Back in the early 1950s,as a lad, I caught many a beautiful small wild brown trout from this river, the Sett, and also further upstream and onto the River Kinder. Happy days amidst magnificent scenery - now getting on for almost 70 years ago-but the memories don't fade !!
Go to C.P.A. BingswoodDate of last comment
26th July 2017
by G.Jackson

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C.P.A. Bingswood
In the People album
Comment.
Hi Lorna,
I put this photo and a lot more and also information about the CPA at Bingswood from a CPA magazine, I seem to remember it was dated 1951 but not very sure. I'll see if I can locate the magazine and confirm the date.
G.J.
Go to Goyt Mill WorkersDate of last comment
24th July 2017
by Lorna Ormiston

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Goyt Mill Workers
In the People album
Comment.
What a fantastic photo! Does anyone have any ideas who took it or where it might be sourced from?
Go to Drill Hall 1907Date of last comment
24th July 2017
by E MCC

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Drill Hall 1907
In the Chapel-en-le-Frith album
Comment.
The roof structure of the building in the picture does not match that of the Constitutional Hall and sent me off to look at some old Ordnance Survey maps of Chapel-en-le-Frith. A 1921 OS maps places the Drill Hall on Market Street some distance below the Town Hall towards Thornbrook Road.
Go to C.P.A. BingswoodDate of last comment
21st July 2017
by R. S-S

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C.P.A. Bingswood
In the Whaley Bridge A-K album
Comment.
Hi Paul,

Did you get this information from the R O Collins document about Bingswood Works?

Here is the relevant entry regarding the chimney:Under the C.P.A. Bingswood weathered the first world war and the difficult years which followed it. Life in the factory was not without its excitement, especially in the 1920s, when the Bingswood factory chimney made headlines in the local newspaper. The big chimney in the yard was one of the octagonal chimneys common in Victorian England. During the reconstruction of the factory in 1893, the surveyor had found that the chimney was leaning in a northerly direction, and was, in fact, four feet out of the vertical at the top. Bingswood people seem to have grown accustomed to their leaning chimney and were not worried about it. The C.P.A. however would take no risks with it. First of all, the chimney was shortened by several feet, then in 1922, when the chimney was found to be four feet six inches out of the vertical, it was decided to undertake the difficult task of straightening it. Bricks were knocked out of the chimney on the southern side, and screw jacks were put in. The jacks were lowered a little each day, slowly bringing the chimney nearer the vertical. At the end of a week the work was finished, and the chimney was now only seven inches out of the vertical. It seemed determined to attract attention, however, for shortly afterwards a piece of its coping had been cracked by lightning and a lightning conductor was installed to prevent further trouble. The long struggle between the chimney and the management was finally won by the latter when the old chimney was demolished and replaced by our present circular one, which was built alongside the power unit and boiler house on the river side of the works

Go to Furness Vale StationDate of last comment
20th July 2017
by Shirley

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Furness Vale Station
In the Trains and Railway Lines album
Comment.
Love the pram and would love a copy of the pic please David x


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