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High Lane, Greater Manchester
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Ye Olde High Lane

I moved to High Lane with my parents when I was 15 in 2000. It was a tiny old fashioned village, so tiny infact that there was only one house and everybody in the village lived there. There was one village shop (run by Tubbs and Edward) and this doubled as the village police station,school,church and pub. The local mayor ...Read full memory

A memory of High Lane


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 ...Read full memory


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.

A memory of High Lane by Helen Carroll