Biddulph, The Grange 1902
Memories of Biddulph
I remember visiting here with my mother in the early 1950s. My Grandparents Herbert and Nellie Chappell managed the Hotel from around 1913 I think. Does anyone have information that would give me some dates for them ??
My father was transferred from a North East Mining Community,to a beautiful place called Biddulph.While he worked hard in the pits,we enjoyed many long days playing in some of the most wonderful places of beauty; Biddulph Old Hall and The Chinese Gardens. The surrounding countryside was well explored by ...Read full memory
In the 1970s I lived in the Old Vicarage and remember being able to view the church from the house. My fondest memories are a lovely gentleman named Tom who used to take me to the shop each week when (I think) he collected his pension. He would always buy me Smiths Salt and Shake crisps - and even to this day they remain my favourite.
My late father, W Gary Bailey, and my grandfather, Master Builder W Lloyd Bailey (who built all of the houses on Brown Lees Road, Brown Lees ) were conducting maintenance work at the church, namely re-mortaring the exterior walls. My father noticed the mortar dropped through between 3 ...Read full memory