Altrincham Memories

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I remember walking past the tea bar on my way from George Street to the bus station to catch either the 71 or the 80 to Stockport Road/Hare and Hounds, Timperley. I did this every day whilst being a pupil at North Cestrian Grammar School

I have lived all my life in Altricham and I am thinking that these houses were opposite the library in Altrincham, that used to be next to the Stamford Hall. I can't remember the name of the road but these cottages had slate roofs in the 1960's when I saw them as a child. All the buildings were demolished in the late 1970's when Petros developments built what is now Rackhams etc .....

I lived above the shop at 18 Railway St., which is visible just past the lamp post, from 1952 to 1961. At that time it was a branch of MacFisheries, where my father was the manager. Next to it looking down the road was Brookes & Wilkinsons' Tripe Shop & next to this on the corner of Railway St. & Regent Road (...Read full memory)

We saw when we visited Altrincham

The large corner "shop" on the left was the showroom of North West Gas where you could pay your gas bill. This is now Dawsons music and instrument shop. The corner shop on the right was Hawkins tailors, on two floors. This is now a MacDonalds restaurant.

I believe that the building in the right foreground with the spire is Eustace G.Parker's, where I was an apprentice watchmaker from 1965. Comments please...