Nostalgic memories of Woodley's local history
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woodley as not grown up no soom famileys have left but not gone far,like me born here moved got married,first time 1977,that lasred 28 years,moved to denton went working i spain lorry driver,worked for 3 years over there and here moved back got re married to my loveley wife jane moore see went to bredbury comp as many from (...Read full memory)
Loved my time in Woodley great growing up year's, great friends Joe i'malley Tony Mann Martin green Pete Hughes Steve Minnis malc m'cloed and many others loved the football in the village Woodley athletic boot & clogger Lowe's arms was picked up by stockport county playing on mill lane playing fields.
Mr Garlick got me through the 11 plus. Born 1950, moved to Barker Road, Bredbury in 1954. Apparently we were one of the first families to inhabit the estate. Attended Barrack Hill. I remember Browns, the two old ladies in the sweet shop next to the Sportsman, Sercombes and Jess and Amy. Barrack Hill holds many (...Read full memory)
to alan.the shop you were asking about on redhouse lane,was Hilleirs,i remember there pies well
Hi Everyone i also grew up mostly on mill lane estate (woodlands ave ) and went to St Marks School (head Master Mr Thorpe) you all have jogged my memory to fantastic times around woodley. i also remember snuches ha ha played there many times, here's a few places i remember not sure if i will get all the names correct (...Read full memory)
I was born and grew up on Mill Lane estate, I remember your shop with love; in fact all the shops on Hyde Road. Do you remember the Chocolate Box, Wodsworths and the lovely Coop...such happy days.
Born 1950, moved to Barker Road, Bredbury, 1954. Apparently we were one of the first families to inhabit the estate. Attended Barrack Hill. Remember Browns, the two old ladies in the sweet shop next to the Sportsman, Sercombes and Jess and Amy. Barrack Hill holds many memories apart from (...Read full memory)
I was brought up in Woodley in the 1960's when Woodley was a tight knit community. My parents had a shop on Hyde Road, "Kelsall's". It was a sweets and tobacconist shop and at the back of the shop there was Rowlands Farm, and over the railway bridge you was on the estate. I have lost count of the (...Read full memory)