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Brown Edge, Staffordshire (near Biddulph)
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Brown Edge and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Amenities The Good Old Days And They Were!

Brown Edge was a brillant place to live, and I have fond memories of the village. Perhaps in my youth I did not really appreciate what I had, the village store (Keiths), the butchers, Harrisons and Sammy Bratts., cake shop, Mountfords chip shop., the working mens club, the Holy Bush, the Lump of ...Read full memory

Good Old Days

I was born in High Lane Brown Edge and lived there until 1963. I have lots of memories, everyone knew each other, they didn't need to lock the doors in fear of unwanted intruders, in fact during the war years neighbours became family. I had a fabulous childhood - times were spent in the fields playing ball games in the summer ...Read full memory

Bluestone Cottage Hough Hill

When I moved to "Bluestone" in 1955 there was no water or sanitation .Mum and Dad ( Len & Ellen Snape) collected the water in pales from the spout in Sandy Lane. We had a well but the water in it wasn't safe to drink. The toilet out side was emptied by the night soil men . Who we children called the "muck men" ...Read full memory