Biddulph, The Grange 1902

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Caption for Biddulph, The Grange 1902: Biddulph Grange stands amid the magnificent gardens laid out by one of the great 19th century horticulturists, James Bateman. Bateman was also responsible for laying out the Arboretum at Derby, the first public park in England. The Grange later became a children's hospital.

An extract from Staffordshire Photographic Memories.

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The young man on the outside of the pavement is me, the group standing in the distance are family members and the two on my right are demanding to know where I am going, as it happened I was going to see my Gran. Did not know who the kids were and still don't but if you look at the picture my fists are clenched I was (...Read full memory)

I remember visiting here with my mother in the early 1950s. My Grandparents Herbert and Nellie Chappell managed the Hotel from around 1913 I think. Does anyone have information that would give me some dates for them ??

I remember as a 4 year old, standing outside my late grandmother ( Annie Bailey's ) railway cottage, watching the steam engine pulling coal laden, wooden frame coal wagons past the Railway Cottages. The Driver and Fireman would both wave their cloth caps at me, as I stood and watched, fascinated !!! The smell of the steam and coal was acrid, full of magic and atmosphere !!!

We arrived in England on 15/12/1988.  My hubby Stephen and I were to be married on 7th January 1989 in Biddulph. I was amazed at the size of Heathrow Airport and for the first time in my life, I saw an English taxi, the ones we only see in pictures in South Africa.  Mom Ivy, Dad Roy and sister-in-law Helen (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Biddulph, The Grange 1902: Biddulph Grange stands amid the magnificent gardens laid out by one of the great 19th century horticulturists, James Bateman. Bateman was also responsible for laying out the Arboretum at Derby, the first public park in England. The Grange later became a children's hospital.

An extract from Staffordshire Photographic Memories.

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