Whaley Bridge in Colour

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#3072 Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by parabuild » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:15 pm

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Christ Church Whaley Bridge
This photograph shows Christ Church on Bings Road, Whaley Bridge in 1910. Study the picture closely and zoom in to reveal some of the details.
Just to the left of the church is a train in the colours of the London and North Western Railway. The railway can be seen to the right of the church where it crosses Bridge 42 over Buxton Road. Alongside is a signal. A wisp of smoke drifts from the tall chimney of the Waterloo Colliery? It stands just in front of buildings on Old Road and Buxton Road; we can see the roof of the chapel, now the Uniting Church. To the left of the train is a crenallated tower. This was the "Upcast Shaft" of Waterloo Colliery and was partof the ventilating system. Above Christ Church roof is a gantry crane; this stood over one of the colliery shafts.
The reservoir is in the background behind the dam wall. Houses can be seen on Reservoir Road including Whaley Hall.
The photograph has been coloured digitally.
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Whaley Bridge - An aerial view.
This photograph which has been digitally colourised looks down on the centre of Whaley Bridge. The Jodrell Arms Hotel can be clearly seen as can the railway station just behind. Jodrell Road has been built but the fields behind are still to be developed. The flat roofed houses have since had pitched roofs installed. The sign for the Railway Hotel can be seen above the rooftops on the left.
The photograph is undated but was probably taken at some time in the 1930s.
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The Whaley Bridge Tea Rooms
This is a view of the Whaley Bridge Tea Rooms or Derbys Tea Rooms as it was sometimes known. It is on Buxton Road opposite the Cock Inn and I understand that the building still exists at the rear of the School Garage.
The building was originally the Whaley Bridge Mission, also known as The Iron Church. The nearby Holy Trinity Church opened in 1905 making the Mission redundant. It thereafter became the Tea Rooms. It apparently also served as the Fire Station prior to the building of the School Garage.


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#3073 Re: Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by parabuild » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:42 am

Shunting at Whaley Bridge
Locomotive 90328 shunts a few wagons of sugar beet pulp at Whaley Bridge in January 1964. The photograph has been colourised from an original picture by J W Sutherland.
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Horwich End, Whaley Bridge
The crossroads at Horwich End, Whaley Bridge. The original black and white postcard is undated but the scene appears to be from the 1950s.
A postman has dismounted from his bicycle outside the White Horse, which until 1963 was a Clarke's Brewery house. Clarke's was aquired by Boddington's and the Reddish brewery closed.
A Post Office Van is parked outside of Horwich End Post Office. A strange looking three wheeled car is turning into Chapel Road.
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Macclesfield Road
An early photograph of Macclesfield Road, Horwich End, Whaley Bridge. In the foreground are the parapets of the bridge over the River Goyt. Although this scene has changed little, the shops have closed and are now houses. Trees have grown up on the left and (out of view) Clover Chemicals has been built. We have digitally colourised this image from an original black and white photograph
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#3074 Re: Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by megaroc » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:30 pm

the tree s on right of the photo were beech trees and lots of jackdaws and crows inhabited them,needless to say people were very reluctant to walk under them,in the mid forties it was decided to cut them down.i remember a petion being set up to save them, but they were cut down anyway, Harry Potters garage can be seen on the left.



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#3075 Re: Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by megaroc » Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:37 pm

looking up macc road the first shop on the right was my grandmas bakery and was well known in the area at that time, the shop at the other end of the row was owned by mrs hague, I think it was a fruit and veg shop.



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#3076 Re: Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by parabuild » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:12 am

Bridge Street, Whaley Bridge
The tracks of the Cromford and High Peak Railway cross Bridge Street. The railway is at the foot of its descent down the cable hauled incline. It crossed the bridge ahead and served both the canal transhipment warehouse and the Bingswood Mill of the Calico Printers Association. The line leading through the gate on the right led to Goyt Mill. The shop is these days, George House antiques, a long established and well known business.
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Fish and Chips
Dranfield's Fish and Chip shop on Canal Street,Whaley Bridge is decorated for the celebration of King George and Queen Mary's Silver Jubilee in 1935. In the 1950's this was the business of Harry and Vera McMillen, followed by Ken and Irene Wild.The shop, at No.5 Canal Street still serves fish and chips and is now called "The Fryery". Unusually, the buildings here are numbered consecutively with both odd and even numbering.
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Number 27 at the Jodrell Arms
A bus on route 27 for Buxton, waits opposite the Jodrell Arms in Whaley Bridge in the late 1930s. The bus, a Bristol JO5G model was built in 1936 for the North Western Road Car Company.
Bus services between Stockport and Buxton commenced in 1921 introduced by the British Bus Company of Macclesfield. That company became North Western in 1923 and on 1st March 1928 the new "express" service 27 between Buxton and Manchester began. Buses left Buxton between 7am and 9pm running every hour in the morning and every 30 minutes in the afternoon.
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The White Horse
The White Horse at Horwich End, Whaley Bridge is decorated for a celebration.

The Chilworth Gunpowder Works sent a brave show from their Fernilee Gunpowder Factory. Mr Harry Ramsden, the manager, responding in handsome fashion to the invitation of the committee by sending three crowded lurries. On one was a fire brigade and two brass cannons; on another were a number of men employed making gunpowder casks &c; and on the third was the Fernilee Gunpowder Band, with a medley of musical contrivances and considerable din but with no known tune, and on each lurry were the words "Contractors to Her Majesty's Government" and the Government the day before had sent an order for 700 barrels of gunpowder for bursting shrapnel shells, half of which is going to South Africa and the other half to China.
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The Whaley Bridge Children's Gala of 1910
The Whaley Bridge Co-op prepare their floats for their Children's Gala in 1910. In the background can be seen some railway carriages in the livery of the London, North Western Railway. The location is Wharf Road in Whaley Bridge. The building is still standing.
Digitally colourised from a monochrome original.

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ThePost Office, Market Street, Whaley Bridge
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#3077 Re: Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by Norm » Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:29 am

Absolutely brilliant photos David. We are so use to seeing black and white photos we tend to forget the past was in colour.



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#3078 Re: Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by John A » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:10 am

Thanks for all the photos.

I remember when the post office was in Market St, just next to the bridge, but I'm sure the doorway was on the right. Was the post office shown in the picture at the same location?



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#3129 Re: Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by R. Stephenson-Smythe » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:54 pm

Brilliant photo enhancements as always David.

I have always been very interested in the iron church behind School Garage and why exactly they were known for a time as The Derby Tearooms well before the building of School Garage. It was nothing to do with the City of Derby which most people thought.
Because in 1902 Mr Robert Derby was listed as the owner of refreshment rooms at that very spot.

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#3130 Re: Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by parabuild » Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:01 pm

Thanks for the explanation of the name R. S-S.

You might like my article about Tin Tabernacles which I am about to update with that information: https://furnesshistory.blogspot.com/201 ... rches.html


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#3131 Re: Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by R. Stephenson-Smythe » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:28 pm

Hi David,

Yes I like your site very much indeed and I may be able to help on some of the topics if you wold like me to.

As regards to the iron churches there is a very nice one close to me which was sold on the cheap not so long ago and it is in the Hanging Gate car park at Cockyard/Combs.
There is one on the Strines Road and if you drive from WB over Pott Shrigley and turn right at the 'everlasting light' there is one on that road next to the school. I am pretty sure I put a new concrete floor in it in the early 80's.

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#3132 Re: Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by parabuild » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:20 pm

Hi R. S-S

I always welcome contributions so anything that you are able to add to my articles would be much appreciated. Any of the posts on the History Society blog could be shared with the Forum although not all are Whaley related. Let me know what you think.

I have found St.Paul's at Strines courtesy of Google Street View and added it to the Tin Tabernacle article. It's amazing how many of these still exist, Strines being 140 years old; they were only temporary buildings !

I should be used to your conundrums. Whatever is the "Everlasting Light" in Pott? Is the church you refer to, that which is now a cafe ?

I was going to include the chapel at Cockyard but I was unsure whether this was a true, manifactured iron church or a makeshift, homemade structure. I haven't had the opportunity to go and look at it lately and can find little on the internet.

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#3133 Re: Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by R. Stephenson-Smythe » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:47 am

Hi David,

'The Everlasting Light':

If you went from Horwich End up Macclesfield Road and you get right to the summit you can turn right to Pott Shrigley. Continue on the road to the T junction, left takes you to Bollington, right takes you towards Shrigley Hall and the Legh Arms PH.
At this T junction as you turn right look up and you will see an old gas lamp; it burns night and day. It runs off methane from an old nearby refuse tip.
There are obviously loads of these old tips that could be used in the same way. There was a massive old tip at Fernilee on the RH side before the Shady Oak and 2 huge tips in Dove Holes and naturally there are numerous others that could be used to provide free lighting.

As regards the tin mission past Shrigley Hall you do come to a brick built school still in use with separate entrances for boys and girls. Just before the school, tucked in on the RH side is the old mission.
Go and have a look.

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#3134 Re: Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by parabuild » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:29 pm

A very good morning to you R. S-S

An interesting story about the Everlasting Light. You're right, there must be huge energy resources just going to waste. I only know of one tip in Furness but a house sits on top of that. I think it would have been too small to power anything. I couldn't find anything about the Pott street lamp on the internet but I did come across this interesting pdf article about the Pott Shrigley Conservation Area: https://www.peakdistrict.gov.uk/__data/ ... RAISAL.pdf
I shall have to read it in detail when time allows.

The iron building that you refer to is now the Pott Shrigley Coffee Tavern. It was built in 1887 as a Memorial Room for Victoria's Jubilee and served as a reading room for many years.

David


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#3135 Re: Whaley Bridge in Colour

Post by Digger » Tue Nov 26, 2019 1:55 pm

The pictures are good. The colour brings them to life.
I particularly like the Whaley Bridge station one with all the detail.

All the best.



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