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Rudheath maps

Historic maps of Rudheath and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Rudheath maps

Rudheath area books

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Memories of Rudheath

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I have fond memories of making butter at Bill Walker's farm at the top of Wessex Drive and then going to play in the playing field next door. I also remember speeding down 'Spibey's Hill' on my way to play at the brook in Shipbrook Road. We didn't like the farmer there - he was a grouch! Bread cost 9d a loaf at Birtwistle's Newsagents and, if you were up early enough, you could go up to Roberts Bakery near Shurlach and smell it being baked. The only adult entertainment seemed to be at Shurlach Chapel which held regular Beetle Drives and Jumble Sales! The main shopping areas were the shops down East (or was it West) Avenue where the cobbler, off licence, hairdresser etc were, or in the other direction past the chapel, past the Italian POW camp, and tramp to the wonderful cake shop, chemist etc on the 'new estate' The two coalmen were Norman Broady and Tommy Muskett and they wore leather jerkins to protect themselves when carrying the... Read more

Cheshire memories

My Days in Northwich

I was born in Northwich in 1966, however I moved here to Lancashire in 1980 but I still consider time in Northwich as being the best days of my life. I moved here when I was 14, I lived in Greenhall Road and my best friend Tracey lived on Victoria Road. We were great friends then and still remain friends now even though we both moved away from the area. Most of my best memories were boys boys boys... probably is when your 13 and 14! I used to love the town - Tracey and I would finish school on Friday nights get dressed up and straight to the Rudheath youth club, then Saturdays down the town chippy first though, then downtown, bought a few records, then for a drink in Popormbies cream soda was great, then to Woolworths to look at more records, messed about in the phone box for a while (like you do at that age god knows why). Then home, usually round to my Auntie Nonie's... Read more

Happy Hartford

When I turned 13 my family moved from Warrington to Hartford, and although I only lived there for a little over four years, these four years provide some of the happiest times of my early life. 13 must be one of the worst times to start a new school in a new town, that I can think of. I attended Hartford Boys School (I believe that the name changed shortly after I left the area) However, I was befriended and accepted quickly. This of course was the time of Mersey beat, and what an exciting time for 13 and 14 year olds. I was fortunate enough to live in Abbey Way, Hartford right next door to Richard Oakes, and across the road from Martin Perry, who were two guitar playing members of the Hartbeats (a local group). Well, it was instant hero worship. They were not only in a group but played at dances for money!. So I did what any self respecting teen would do, I got them to... Read more

Joe Allmans Junk Shop

Old Houses 1903, Northwich
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This shop had solid soil floors. It was full of old junk which now I suppose would be classed as antiques. Joe Allman was the owner and was made to leave as the Council stated that the building was unfit for human occupation; another great blunder by the local council that seems to be hell bent on removing anything of interest in Northwich.  The shop was situated at the bottom of Winnington hill, next door to the barrel roofed house (again destroyed) reputed to have been built by Navies who put their canal tunnel building to use.

London Road

Crooked Houses 1903, Northwich
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These 'crooked houses' existed until recently. A friend of mine lived in one of them. They occupied the opposite side of the road and just down from the old workhouse, and were probably shaken as much by traffic on the railway (about 100yards to the left of the picture) as anything.

My Old School

Hartford Secondary Modern School c1960, Northwich
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Hartford Secondary Modern School, Northwich brings back very fond memories. The teachers were very good and enthusiastic, encouraging us all to do well.
Mr Beech was the Headmaster, very keen on cricket. Mr Baines Assistant Head, who was a lovely man, full of good advice. Miss Hunt an outstanding Music Teacher. I remember a romance between our P.E Teacher and History teacher, they eventually got married I think. Miss Bird was our Gardening teacher, she should have been on TV with all the gardening tips she gave us! Miss Allinson was our English teacher, and very good.
Those were the days when there was great respect for the teachers, and the Hartford Secondary Modern teachers were full of enthusiasm.
Sadly we moved from the area, and I had to leave this school, but it has left lots of good memories. The next school I attended in Folkestone was not at all good, and I left school at 14yrs because I was so disillusioned with it.
Valerie... Read more

Brunner House Fond Memories

Brunner House c1960, Northwich
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I started my working life here at Brunner House as a 16 yr old mail girl. I helped to sort out all the mail, then deliver to all of the offices. An opening became available in the filing room with Margaret Johnson. I got on very well with Margaret and had a lot of respect for her vast knowledge. I also worked in transport accounts and finally as a Secretary. I typed for many of the Managers there including John Dunbavand, and Derek Isherwood. I have extremely fond memories of my time at Brunner House and all the friends I have met. Many of which I still have today, like the lovely Irene Thomas, who everyone loves. I left ICI to have my daughter who is now 28yrs old. Good grief where did all those years go..

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