Lymm, The Bridgewater Canal c.1960

Photo ref: L122053

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Caption for Lymm, The Bridgewater Canal C1960: A few yards from the site of photograph L122026, a pair of loaded boats head south towards the Trent & Mersey Canal. They were owned by Horsefield Ltd. Early versions of holiday cruising boats can be seen tied up on the right.

An extract from Canals and Waterways.

Memories of Lymm


I went to the school in the village until I was twelve, then I went to the Grammar School. I walked past the home every day and often wondered who lived there. I sometimes saw children in the grounds and adults. It was all a bit of a mystery really, we only knew that they were Jewish children. Being children ourselves, we didn't ask (...Read full memory)

Late 1940s I used to visit with my mother the Dingle cafe. I remember the 2 paths down from themain road.The first one took you down into the village but the 2ndone brought you out into a large lawn covered area wher ther was a white coloured c ottage where we could buy refreshments served by a young lady dressed in the old style (...Read full memory)

We moved to Lymm from Altrincham soon after the war when my mother remarried (she was a war widow).  It was lovely having a new Council house which had a bathroom and inside toilet - I had been used to an outside toilet and going to my grandma's for baths. The school was just further down the road and Miss Nutley (...Read full memory)

Did the Jewish home become Rosebank Children's Home?

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Caption for Lymm, The Bridgewater Canal C1960: A few yards from the site of photograph L122026, a pair of loaded boats head south towards the Trent & Mersey Canal. They were owned by Horsefield Ltd. Early versions of holiday cruising boats can be seen tied up on the right.

An extract from Canals and Waterways.

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