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Romiley Memories

Read and share memories of Romiley

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This amazing community has grown around our invitation to 'Share Your Memories'.

So far you've shared 75,793 memories of 7,373 towns & villages, right across the UK!

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This week's Places

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My name is Shaun Scully, we moved to 34 Gotherage Lane in 1964 when I was four, I used to play on the field near our house and the other kids knew about the Giants Table, I have forgotten all about this for 50 years! I think it was some sort of pylon-type structure over in the distance, what vivid imaginations we had.. I (...Read full memory)

My name is Steve Clegg and in August 1960, we moved as a family into No. 3 Church Lane which originally, was opposite the car park of the Romiley Arms. My father's name was Frank, and all went well until the Post Office renumbered our house to 6, Church Lane; which wouldn't have been so bad, until another Mr F Clegg (...Read full memory)

Does anyone have any information regarding a local bank manager who murdered his wife and two children on Guywood Lane? Also I am looking for any pictures or information on the Giant's Table which was located at the back of Cherry Tree estate. Vicky 07732 944110 thankyou.

Hi, we moved to Romiley in 1960. We lived first at 41 Green Lane, houses long since gone, but the large wall that was at the side of the house is still there. We had family living in the same row as our house, unable to remember their house numbers but Uncle Noel & Auntie Barbara Ireton & Auntie (...Read full memory)

We lived for a while at Number 14 Church Lane, right across from St Chads. Every Sunday morning the verger would ring that one bell-it seemed to go on for hours!!

I worked there in the early 1970s. I lived on Overdale Road near the Spreadeagle pub. I got married in St Chad's.

As a child I loved walking the River Goyt. On the way there was a huge sort of building we called the 'giant's table', I never knew the history of it. I lived at Tangshutt Cottages. It was situated on Compstall Road, at the entrance to Jibbys wood. I wonder if any photos of it are around, and if anyone knows the history to both.

I really enjoyed visiting Romiley. When I was there I took a photo at the train station, which ended up coming 'highly commended' in the Landscape Photographer Of The Year Competition. If you fancy looking at it or buying it check this link:

I live in the US. In a desk that we purchased years ago in an antique shop, we found a certificate that says: The Royal Drawing Society's Exhibition, "The Children's Royal Academy" London, Highly Commended, Julie Woodhead (aged 13-14) Convent of the Nativity, Romiley, for Two Pictorial Compositions. 4 Entries, May (...Read full memory)

My memories of the Savoy are of learning to ride a 2 wheeler bike in front on the wide pavement and of everybody dancing there when the war was over. Then of going to the cinema on Saturday mornings when Mr Scroggins used to keep all the children in order. They are happy memories.