Alderley Edge, St Hilary's Park 2005

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)

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)

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)

To this very day my memories of my childhood remain happy ones. For many reason really, in the 1970s the village was a fantastic place to live. We lived on Dukes Meadow just behind the Drum and Monkey. Everywhere was reachable by foot or bike, school, church, tennis club, shops, cubs, it was a wondeful and safe (...Read full memory)

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