I lived at 100 heyes lane. Alderley edge. For about five years from 1950 to 1955. Went to Alderley edge school. Teacher mrs Gibson. My name then was Ann Christina Taylor. My father grew vegetables on his allotment. He worked for ICI in wilmslow. I remember a man selling goldfish in bottles at the entrance to school lane. Remember milk bottles thawing out around the classroom fire. Going up to the edge and the Sandhills. ...see more
This photo has troubled me for quite a long time. I spent my childhood in Alderley and the surrounding countryside and I feel this young boy is me. Unfortunately the date doesn't stack up, if it is me it would have been about 1965 and the girl was called Christine. Only she could verify!
Thank you for your enquiry. I have checked with our Archivist, and although we cannot pin point the actual date of ...see more
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 have some really useful information. I have been sent an image of a very early watercolour of ...see more
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All 300,000 photographs in The Frith Collection have been scanned, but as the photos were taken over a 110 year period on a wide range of glass & film negatives, using different photographic processes, every image has to be checked and optimised, before we make a print for a customer. This process can take from 15 minutes to several hours, depending on the condition of the original that we scanned. In order to offer a worthwhile selection of photos for each town, our website has traditionally displayed a mix of fully optimised photos with some that have been checked and tonally adjusted, but still require further work to bring them to the standard our products are known for.
Despite this work over the last 20 years, more than 60,000 scans have still not been individually checked and therefore not shown on our website. Some of these may prove to be damaged, faded, or not of sufficient quality to ever be offered in our full product range. However, since the number of Genealogists and Local Historians using our website is growing all the time, with effect September 2021 we will display the unchecked images marked as "Reference Only". Until they are checked and optimised these photos will only be available on the website for on-line research, or available to order as 7" x 4” Reference Prints sold as seen, with no warranty. Over the next few years as these photos are checked, those that meet our essential quality requirements will gradually be optimised and added to our main selection.
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