Alderley Edge, The Hough 1896

Alderley Edge, The Hough 1896

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The road through the Hough towards Wilmslow snakes into the murky distance, while in the foreground are the swing boats in the field of the cottage, a favourite venue for Sunday school outings. The barns of Finlow Bower farm, so called after Richard Finlow, a tenant in the 18th century, can be seen on the right. In 1896, they were offering refreshments to the day trippers to the Edge.

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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