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Cheshire Photographic Memories

Cheshire Photographic Memories

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Caption for Macclesfield, The Barracks 1903: On 30 November 1745 a troop of the Royal Dragoons arrived in the town and were billeted overnight. The following morning the officer was telling the Mayoress that he and his men would protect her, when news came of the imminent arrival of Prince Charles Edward and his army. It was said that the dragoons left town in as much haste as did the Mayoress.

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Memories of Macclesfield

My Aunt, Lily Hewitt, owned a 19th century greengrocer's shop down on the left side of this view. She and her Husband Frank (who died in the 1940's) had run the shop from well before WWII, and went most days to Manchester Market for fresh produce. She lived above the shop and opened at eight each morning. I used to (...Read full memory)

My grandma, Mary Bowers, worked at Parkside Hospital in the 60's & was there the day Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon in 1969. Mum talks of Grandma & how she found it so funny as the patients were all sat round to see the 'The first man walk on the moon'. One patient, my grandma told mum, said 'I (...Read full memory)

My 3rd Great Grandfather, Sylvester Smith, was admitted to Parkside Asylum, Macclesfield in 1889 where he remained until he passed away in 1901. He would have been residing there at the time the picture was taken.

It was early summer in 1967 when suffering from a 'mental breakdown' I was admitted into Macc in the middle of the night, horror upon horror me and my mates had often talked about and even took the piss out of this place even though we lived over the hill in Buxton, it (...Read full memory)

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