Alderley Edge, Council Offices c.1955

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These offices were built just before the last war on the corner where Tyler's the nursery gardens had been in 1900, but they have now gone. During the Second World War this building was the headquarters for the ARP. Although Alderley Edge village itself was not hit, the German planes used to fly over the Edge `and if they turned right they were going to Manchester, and if they went straight on, they were going to Liverpool`, remembers one resident.

Memories of Alderley Edge

Childhood Memories

To this very day my memories of my childhood remain happy ones. For many reason really, in the 1970s the village was a fantastic place to live. We lived on Dukes Meadow just behind the Drum and Monkey. Everywhere was reachable by foot or bike, school, church, tennis club, shops, cubs, it was a wondeful and safe place ...Read full memory

A memory of Alderley Edge by J R Lyons

London Road Memories

London Road was a very different place 50 years ago to the collection of twee wine bars and restaurants that it is now. It was a real 'working' village providing all the goods and services that were needed by the resident community. Going north down London Road from the de Trafford Hotel, there was an excellent ...Read full memory

Chorley Hall Farm

I used to be a frequent visitor to Chorley Hall as a young boy accompanying my mother and grandmother. The Hall and farm were tenanted by Joe Davis and he married Annie Bower who was my grandmother's sister-in-law and hence my great-aunt. I have fond memories of riding on Shire Horses and hay carts, collecting the ...Read full memory

Childhood Memories

I lived in Alderley Edge as a child between 1947 and 1955. I remember going for walks on the Edge, and being told about a legend that Merlin and King Arthur and his knights were sleeping inside a cave there, waiting to be summoned to help if England needed them. There were some sand hills, on the top of the Edge I ...Read full memory

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