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Betchton maps

Historic maps of Betchton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Betchton maps

Betchton photos

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Betchton area books

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Memories of Betchton

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Cheshire memories

Hassall Green School

I went to Hassall Green School and unfortunately left 20/2/1981. I often look back at the school remembering its cosy structure and the lovely teachers, Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Tough. We did assembly in the mornings often singing "Onward Christian Soldiers" which I remember was Andrew Baileys favourite. I can still remember the smell of cooking, the image of Christmas decorations set in the tall windows. I lived locally and spent my time playing in the fields and up and down the canal from Hassall Green to Wheelock. I have often revisited and find it sad to see the school gone, would love a photo.


Please, has anybody got a photo of Wheelock Station (train) I cant find one anywhere. I would be most grateful, the platform and steps are still there. I would love for my son to see a picture of the old station on what is now known as the Salt Line Way. Many thanks in advance. D Flamee. You can email the image as an attachment to or post it on the site. Thanks again.

Florries Chip Shop, The Square, Sandbach

The Sqaure And Crosses c1960, Sandbach
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Florries Chip Shop - what memories - greasy, white chips, but they were the best!  Florrie was always dressed in black - like a Victorian (which she probably was).  The shop was situated on the corner of the alley between the square and the back of the Black Bear pub. Next door (probably where the Italian restaurant is now - 2008) was a sweet shop where they would split 10 Woodbines and sell the secondary school kids one at a time and put it into a sherbert bag - can't remember the name though - I bet my sister would (Hazel Tilley).  Across the road, opposite the Saxon Crosses (where the Post Office used to be and now there's a betting shop) was Mrs Farnsworth's - three steps up to the shop I seem to remember, and it was very narrow. Wagon Wheels were very popular!

The Square

The Sqaure And Crosses c1960, Sandbach
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I remember Florrie's chip shop, the chips were 6d a bag and were great. The sweet shop next door was called Timmins, and like you said, Mrs Farnsworth's shop was across the road where the betting shop is now. I used to walk through there to go to church school which is now St Mary's church hall.

Thursday  Market Bus Trips From Bradwall

Town Centre c1965, Sandbach
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In this picture one can see the town hall in the background and next to it now is Price City (2008), prior to that the Co-op. When I was a child this building used to be the Hungerford Cafe. I used to look forward to getting on the market bus at lunchtime with my mother and going to the Cafe for a glass of orange - this was then a real treat! The corn tradesmen used to stand outside the arches in front of the Town Hall to take orders for next week deliveries. It was the days when the Co-op van, the butcher's (Wakefield's), the bread man and the paraffin man, not to forget the Corona pop man, used to deliver to our homes and we as children could get the old threepence back on an empty bottle! There was Holland's shop where Burnell's is now. We had a Co-operative drapers and tailors in Bold Street with their offices upstairs where mum used to get her Co-op divvy! You... Read more


The Sqaure And Crosses c1960, Sandbach
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My sister and I (Marina and Lesley Tonks) had many a bag of chips at Florries, they were the best. When we moved to the new high school on Middlewich Road about 1962, we had attended Wheelock School before coming to the new school, we then spent most of dinner times in Florries chippy.

Mr Dovey Newsagent

Crewe Road c1960, Alsager
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I was born and lived in Alsager for over 40 years and remember Bank corner. I was a newspaper boy for Mr Dovey.  Also have a sepia photo of Hancocks store which I also recall quite well as a young boy.

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