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Caption for Disley, Market Street C1965: This view shows the turnpiked road as it looks today. When the canal was built and linked the town with Manchester, new industries soon followed. Most of the mills built here were for cotton spinning and weaving; so many were established in the locality that just across the border in Derbyshire there is even a town called New Mills.

Memories of Disley, Market Street c1965

I wasn't born in Disley. My Grandparents built a little wooden bungalow in a field owned by the Crabtree family. It was built before the war for holidays. Before that they had a big tent and all their family would go to stay. During the war my grandparents would take some of the kids from Salford ( where they lived) for a (...Read full memory)

The primary school, on the hill at the far end of the street, had no kitchen facilites when I was there. School meals were prepared and served in St Mary's church hall, out of the photograph to the right. Every day we would be marched along the street in a long crocodile to have a our school dinner, and then marched back (...Read full memory)

When I went to the school we had our dinners in a room downstairs and heaven help you if you cheeked the dinner ladies. The Headmaster's son at the time, Michael Roe, did and he got a real telling off and probably the cane too! I also vividly remember standing at assembly waiting to hear the result of the 11+ exam. (...Read full memory)

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