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Pickmere, Cheshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Wall Hill Cottage Frog Lane

I used to live in the house opposite the farm called Wall Hill Cottage. I remember picking the damsons from the trees lining the path and sell them to passers by. My parents renovated the cottage from a very run down state then we moved away around 1985/6. When we owned the property we had a large garden and had ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere

Platts Farm

I remember Platts Farm. My gran lived in a bungalow (a wooden hut really) right at the far end of the field. There was a small pond and a little stream running through it. We went there every shcool holidays and I stayed there all through the summer holidays, getting the bus from what is now Chrolton Street Bus station, yes on ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere by Doreen Malone

My Gran & Grandad Jack Spencer

Jack & Unice Spencer were my grandparents, they owned the boats on Pickmere Lake. My life after the war was idillic when living with them, thousands flocked from Salford & Manchester to camp, fish and row my grandad's boats. We charged 2 bob an hour, 10p in to-days money. On a Saturday, before dark, I used to ...Read full memory

A memory of Pickmere by John Bailey