Sandbach, The War Memorial c.1955

Memories of Sandbach


My sister and I (Marina and Lesley Tonks) had many a bag of chips at Florries, they were the best. When we moved to the new high school on Middlewich Road about 1962, we had attended Wheelock School before coming to the new school, we then spent most of dinner times in Florries chippy.

I remember Florrie's chip shop, the chips were 6d a bag and were great. The sweet shop next door was called Timmins, and like you said, Mrs Farnsworth's shop was across the road where the betting shop is now. I used to walk through there to go to church school which is now St Mary's church hall.

This was the family home of Harold and Dora Bagnall (my Grandparents) until the 1960s. The address used to be 21 Hawk Street and I was told as a child the incline next to Lower Chequer was for people to disembark from the stagecoach. I was also told although I cannot confirm this that the Lower (...Read full memory)

Florries Chip Shop - what memories - greasy, white chips, but they were the best!  Florrie was always dressed in black - like a Victorian (which she probably was).  The shop was situated on the corner of the alley between the square and the back of the Black Bear pub. Next door (probably where the (...Read full memory)

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