Macclesfield, The Sunday School 1897

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Caption for Macclesfield, The Sunday School 1897: Sunday schools were where most children received a rudimentary education until the passing of Forster's Education Act. By 1812 the schools run by John Whittaker had over 2,000 children enrolled, and ideally Whittaker needed one large building to house them all. Thanks to donations the Large Sunday School, as it was then known, opened in April 1814.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

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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)

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)

In 1997 I worked for a company calles SES security where I was a security officer at Parkside. Over my time there I became fascinated with the layout of the site and spent many many months walking the length and breadth of every building there. I have to say that the main building with the clock tower was one of the (...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)

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Caption for Macclesfield, The Sunday School 1897: Sunday schools were where most children received a rudimentary education until the passing of Forster's Education Act. By 1812 the schools run by John Whittaker had over 2,000 children enrolled, and ideally Whittaker needed one large building to house them all. Thanks to donations the Large Sunday School, as it was then known, opened in April 1814.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

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