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Caption for Worsley, Old Hall 1889: The former seat of the Earl of Ellesmere, Worsley Old Hall dates from the 16th century. It was here that James Brindley lived while working on the Bridgewater Canal. It was also the residence of the Duke's agent John Gilbert, who is thought to have played a major role in the design of the underground canal network used to bring coal out of his grace's mines.

An extract from Greater Manchester Photographic Memories.

Memories of Worsley

I attended the old St. Marks School and use to come down the school steps, cross over and wait very close to the gatehouse for the No.9 bus to take me home, well at least to the top of Lumber Lane where I alighted and crossed over to walk down the lane home.

I remember being one of the first Guides of the 1st Worsley Guide Company founded in approx 1958/59. We used to go to Church Parade once a month and would enter the church by the main door.

My grandparents (now deceased) owned the Mill Brow Cafe from 1935 to 1947. I would be very grateful if anyone could share any memories which they may have of the cafe between these dates. Thank you.

Oh yes, I remember the cafe well. Used to come down the brow from St. Marks at lunchtime to get sherbert dips etc. The counter was high and I could only just see over the top. Also, sometimes after Sunday School at the local Methodist Church would walk home via the cafe - get an ice cream and then walk through Worsley Woods or up the main Walkden Road to home. Fond memories.

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