Alderley Edge, London Road 1896

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Caption for Alderley Edge, London Road 1896: The residential nature of the place led to the establishment of quality retail outlets. A number of retailers and farmers had produce rounds in Alderley, delivering groceries, dairy produce and even wines and spirits to the door, or rather, the back door. Quality was the name of the game, and value for money was given, as advance orders were usually placed on the next delivery.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Alderley Edge


I have long sought information about one of the great Victorian villas of Alderley Edge, the house named Croston Towers in the centre of the large plot bounded by Woodbrook Road, Tempest Road and Macclesfield Road. My earlier article named 'Life on the Edge' gives some of the background to my search. And at long last I (...Read full memory)

Stormy Point was a very popular destination for cavers and for those seeking the wide-ranging views over the Cheshire plain but without the crowds that came to Castle Rock, particularly on a Sunday. My vivid memory of Stormy Point comes from about the same year as the photograph, when there was giant bonfire and (...Read full memory)

My parents and grandparents bought Clockhouse Farm in 1938, following the break-up and sale by auction of the Stanley Estate.  A photograph of the farmhouse was shown on one of the pages of the brochure describing the property available at the auction sale.  I believe the farm, some 75 acres with the (...Read full memory)

I lived in Alderley Edge from 1950 to 1964, with my sister Ann, parents, and grandparents, after spending my very early years at Clockhouse Farm in Mottram St Andrew. We came to live in a house called Croston, previously the coachman's house for Croston Towers, a large castellated residence torn down at the end of (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Alderley Edge, London Road 1896: The residential nature of the place led to the establishment of quality retail outlets. A number of retailers and farmers had produce rounds in Alderley, delivering groceries, dairy produce and even wines and spirits to the door, or rather, the back door. Quality was the name of the game, and value for money was given, as advance orders were usually placed on the next delivery.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

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