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
Stormy Point was a very popular destination for cavers and for those seeking the wide-ranging views over the Cheshire plain but without the crowds that came to Castle Rock, particularly on a Sunday. My vivid memory of Stormy Point comes from about the same year as the photograph, when there was giant bonfire and fireworks ...Read full memory
I have long sought information about one of the great Victorian villas of Alderley Edge, the house named Croston Towers in the centre of the large plot bounded by Woodbrook Road, Tempest Road and Macclesfield Road. My earlier article named 'Life on the Edge' gives some of the background to my search. And at long last I ...Read full memory
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
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
My parents and grandparents bought Clockhouse Farm in 1938, following the break-up and sale by auction of the Stanley Estate. A photograph of the farmhouse was shown on one of the pages of the brochure describing the property available at the auction sale. I believe the farm, some 75 acres ...Read full memory
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
Oh, how I remember sliding down those sand hills with my brother. It used to be a day out with my parents from Old Trafford and a stop on the way back at a pub in Altrincham. We were left in the car with crisps and pop... I wish I could do the same with my grandkids!
This inn reminds me of our 17/18th century homes here in Nepal, built during our fore-fathers time. It was our ancestor by the name of Maharaja Dhiraja Shri Tin Junga Bahadur Rana who visited England & Europe for the first time and was impressed by their architecture. When he returned to Nepal; he had 16 palaces and many ...Read full memory
I lived in Alderley Edge from 1950 to 1964, with my sister Ann, parents, and grandparents, after spending my very early years at Clockhouse Farm in Mottram St Andrew. We came to live in a house called Croston, previously the coachman's house for Croston Towers, a large castellated residence torn down at the end of WW2, ...Read full memory
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