Nostalgic memories of Timperley's local history

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For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Combined Police Station and Library on the right behind the hedges - and at the bend on the right lived in the early 50s one of the first great computer experts with Manchester University, who died young, I later discovered. He tended to get home early after a day's work (most of the neighbours got home between 5.30 (...Read full memory)

I'm not absolutely sure the garden was as spick and span as this at the turn of the sixties, but it wasn't that long before it became this way. It had been a ruin until the early fifties when a brutalist electricity sub station wth a sort of covered verandah in front went up, and an official path cut off the (...Read full memory)

i am looking for information on staff who worked at the co op store and butchers on manchester road west timperley from 1980 to 1990 , i can remember George the butcher and have been told his last name was webb, i am hopeing for more information any help please

I lived in Timperley from the age of seven in 1953 till the age of fifteen in 1961. Our family lived on Heyes Lane opposite the Congregational church and next to an empty lot I remember the incredible bonfires we had on Nov 5th as the empty lot provided us with lots of room to build the biggest bonfire possible. I (...Read full memory)

I am looking for any information and if possible that anyone may have on The Skelton Family-who were a big presence in Timperley up to 1905 when Elinor Clarke the grandaughter of John Skelton sold lots of land here. I would be delighted to here from anyone who has any memories of the family. Thank you.

The photograph was taken outside what was Dobson's Dairy and Bowies Warehouse. The van on the left belonging to the hardware shop - I remember going with my mum there many times.

I remember this picture very well. Between the ages of 6 and 11, I walked past this school everyday, turning left up a footpath just beyond the two parked cars, on my way to Navigation Road School. On the right hand side of the road very close to the parked cars was Wellington Road Boys School market garden which was tended by the boys.

As a child I can remember my mum shopping in the Co-op, the shop on the right between the two parked cars. Next door was the toy shop and next door to that was the Midland Bank. Coming back the other way towards Mayfield Road, there was the post office and a new small Spar supermarket

My family and I lived in Carlin Gate, Timperley from my birth in 1948 until we moved to Romford in Essex in the late summer of 1963. I have superb memories of playing schoolboy cricket on the ground just over the wall on the right whilst at North Cestrian Grammar School.

My family and I lived at 2 Carlin Gate, a cul de sac on the left of this picture just beyond the parked car. I lived there from my birth in 1948 until the family moved to Romford in Essex in the summer of 1963.