Worsley, Old Hall 1889

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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


My sister and I grew up in Worsley,we went to Worsley High School in the fifties we cannot find any evidence of it's existence,we know a Fire burnt the beautiful house down in the sixties and a modern building replaced it,later it became a nursery school called by it's original name The Crow's Nest.Does any one have any (...Read full memory)

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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