Alderley Edge, The Railway Station 1896

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Caption for Alderley Edge, The Railway Station 1896: Originally named Alderley, the station became Alderley & Chorley in April 1853, and Alderley Edge in January 1876. The station closed to goods traffic on 30 November 1964; both Wilmslow and Chelford closed for goods on 4 May 1970; Styal in 1963; and Handforth in 1958. Heavy use of these stations by commuters has ensured their remaining open.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Alderley Edge


London Road was a very different place 50 years ago to the collection of twee wine bars and restaurants that it is now. It was a real 'working' village providing all the goods and services that were needed by the resident community. Going north down London Road from the de Trafford Hotel, there was an excellent (...Read full memory)

This inn reminds me of our 17/18th century homes here in Nepal, built during our fore-fathers time. It was our ancestor by the name of Maharaja Dhiraja Shri Tin Junga Bahadur Rana who visited England & Europe for the first time and was impressed by their architecture. When he returned to Nepal; he had 16 palaces 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, The Railway Station 1896: Originally named Alderley, the station became Alderley & Chorley in April 1853, and Alderley Edge in January 1876. The station closed to goods traffic on 30 November 1964; both Wilmslow and Chelford closed for goods on 4 May 1970; Styal in 1963; and Handforth in 1958. Heavy use of these stations by commuters has ensured their remaining open.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

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