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Caption for Alderley Edge, West Mine 1896: When one looks at this inviting cavern, it is no wonder that after the copper mining itself finished West Mine became a magnet for explorers despite, or perhaps because of, the dangers of going underground. Between the two world wars Jack Perrin, who lived in the nearby Hagg Cottages, used to sit by the entrance and sell half candles to people who wanted to go down the mine.

Memories of Alderley Edge

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. (...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)

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 (...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.

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