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Caption for Alderley Edge, The Holy Well 1896: In medieval times each holy well was believed to be protected by a saint, and many were named accordingly, e.g. St Anne's Well. The revenues from these wells could be substantial; the faithful had to pay to take the waters. During the Dissolution they were closed on the orders of Thomas Cromwell, Chief Minister to Henry VIII, in an attempt to destroy any cult following that might exist.

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)

I have a copy of the property sales of the estate and it's amazing to see the prices. The photo are good too.

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)

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)

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