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Burford Lane, Broomedge

My husband and his cousins were born in Burford Lane over 70 years ago and the pictures are just as the lane is now except that cars may be seen parked.  In the 1950s there used to be a taxi business at the top of the road and the soldiers who were stationed at High Legh Camp were their constant customers.  There was a butcher (Mr. Gregory) and next to him a fish and chip shop which Alice Walker owned.  Lower down the lane, Mr. Davies owned the Post Office where everything was available from a library to lace and cotton etc. as well as bread and other food.  Mabel was so patient with the children who went in to do their mum's shopping with a note, to the old ladies who just really went for a chat and a sit down on the seat which was always provided for their use.

When I was a child there was a village hall down Chapel Walks and we used to... Read more

Laurel Bank

My mother was born at this house in Dunham Massey in sept 1910.
her uncle who lived also at this house played golf with the earl.
opposite lived quakers

Oughtrington Hall

I was in the first group of Lymm Grammar School students to move to Oughtrington Hall in 1945/46. Later, perhaps 1952/53, we established cricket at the school and played matches against other Cheshire Grammar Schools there - all very pleasant memories. I also played cricket for the Oughtrington Park club before I moved to the south of England and then played at Bickley Park in Kent.

Lymm Grammar School

I went to Lymm Grammar when it moved from the top of Orchard Ave. to Oughtrington. Part of this was a fabulous old family home and the other part which they added on, was new. I remember the entrance and the huge columns by the door and wooden floors and marble fireplaces in the classrooms! We had a Matron who we could go to if we were sick. School dinners were supposed to be nutritious, some of them were gross. I really liked the custard though! Mr Canney was the Headmaster at the time, then Mr Crowther. I remember there being old stables and flats for some of the teachers. Teachers included Mr Kaye, Miss Russell, Miss Whillan, Fraser Dackers, Mrs Connor, Dr Gordon and Dr Wolfendon. I enjoyed playing tennis but was not too keen on the netball games. The grounds were amazing with huge fields and lots of trees and rhododendrons all over the place. Our uniform was bottle green and we wore white... Read more

Yates Family

My great great grandmother Jane Ann MASON nee Yates was born in Rostherne Village, about 1864 she married Fred MASON 1880

Her father was John an argicultural labourer and her mother was also named Jane from Mobberley
His father was also named John born 1795 in Rostherne. Still looking for information

geoff mason

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