Lymm, The Bridgewater Canal c.1960

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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


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)

I went to Oughtrington Infants and Oughtrington Juniors between 1968 and 1974. I do not recall to two schools being next door to each other with the caretakers house in between? The Infants was on Sandy Lane opposite the Post Office, the Headmistress was Mrs Green. The Juniors was further up on the corner of the Crescent, (...Read full memory)

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)

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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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