Nostalgic memories of Timperley's local history
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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 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.
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.