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Memories of High Lane

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Windlehurst c1955, High Lane
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My mum and uncle, Eva and Arthur Hadfield, and grandad Robert Hadfield, lived on the left when the riding school was a poultry farm. It would be 100 yrs ago, maybe longer. They used to tell me about a shop on the right owned by Pickstons where she got her sweets from. Mum talked a lot of Windlehurst memories.


Windlehurst c1955, High Lane
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Looking straight forward, the house to the left of the white one was the home of the Smith family who had several children. My grandmother used to pass on any goodies she had to them. Her name was Mrs Maud Ashton and she lived in the end cottage of a row owned by Farmer Simms just past the 'rec 'park' to the right of the white cottage. My father was the first boy to pass and attend Macclesfield Grammar School and during the Second World War he was awarded the MC. He had two brothers, Frank and Raymond, and a sister, Nora. My father became an overall manufacturer and had factories in Marple, New Mills and Stockport. He was also Chairman of High Lane British Legion whose meetings were held at Orford House, the ground of which High Lane Library is built on. My mother had a ladies' and children's clothes shop next door, later taken over by a finance company. Briefly we lived in Hawk Green, Marple, but... Read more

Cheshire memories

Great Place

I was born at home, 4 Ripley Avenue, Great Moor, Stockport on Jan. 4, 1937.
I have very fond memories of Hazel Grove.
At the age of 11, my Mom & Dad and Sister, Janet immigrated to Toronto, Canada.
I did not want to leave, I attened Great Moor Council School.
I was brought up during the war years.
I have been back only once, but I do intend to return perhaps with a year.
Some wonderful childhood memories of Hazel Grove.
They were great days.
I am married and have 2 beautiful children who are both grown up now. I often tell them about my days in Hazel Grove.
My maiden name as Gloak. If anyone recognizes the name, please e-mail me would love to hear from anyone. Thanks.

Lovely Young Memeries

I was at school then not a good time the head Master had it in for me my mum sorted it. By the way I am Susan Scott my married name was Phillips I enjoyed my childhood life in Hazel Grove. Torkington Park the red reck. Lots of fun no electronics. Bottle of orange juice and sandwiches and in the park for the day. Rope swings paddling you name it childhood fun in the day.

Bliss Full Childhood Memories

c1965, Marple Bridge
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I have fond memories spent with my grandparents who lived at The Oaks in Girdlane, Mill Brow. I used to walk to Marple Bridge with my grandma to do the shopping. I was born in Stephouses, Hollywood Lane, Mellor and went to school for a time at the Church School in Mellor - Mrs Rudge was the Headmistress. I moved to Scotland with my family at the age of 6 or 7, but I came back to stay with my grandparents every summer holiday. I loved my time spent there and used to count the days till my next visit. I now live in rural France which reminds me very much of my wonderful times spent in and around Marple Bridge.

The Savoy Cinema

Sandy Lane c1955, Romiley
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My memories of the Savoy are of learning to ride a 2 wheeler bike in front on the wide pavement and of everybody dancing there when the war was over. Then of going to the cinema on Saturday mornings when Mr Scroggins used to keep all the children in order. They are happy memories.

I Have A Certificate

Sandy Lane c1955, Romiley
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I live in the US. In a desk that we purchased years ago in an antique shop, we found a certificate that says:

The Royal Drawing Society's Exhibition, "The Children's Royal Academy" London, Highly Commended, Julie Woodhead (aged 13-14) Convent of the Nativity, Romiley, for Two Pictorial Compositions. 4 Entries, May 1965, R.R. Tomlinson, President.

If this is yours, please let me know and I will send it to you.

Michelle Witzel

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