The Village 1953, Grappenhall
Memories of The Village 1953, Grappenhall
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Growing up in Grappenhall 1980''s And 1990''s
Having grown up in Grappenhall I've seen it develop with time, but its managed to keep its identity, even though there's been a growing demand for redevelopment in the area.
Within the space of a few streets you were able to experience several ages of British history. Like a timeline, starting on the higher ground you have the quaint village life within the cobbled village centre. This was no doubt made more picturesque and saved from further building by the Bridgewater canal that has acted as a kind of 'moat' since its completion in the 18th century.
Here you will still find a village school, two pubs, a church, Village Stocks, community hall, scout hut and cricket club. With a Post Office and second community hall in close proximity. (The development of land at Grappenhall Heys has kept and partly restored the Walled Gardens and provided a new school, but no further amenities.)
Moving out of the village and downhill with the sloping gradient... Read more