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.

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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)

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 used to come down this road on the No.9 bus and get off farther down nearer to the Methodist Church from where I was married in 1968. Often walked up through the village in the late 50's early 60's after attending Sunday School in the afternoon.

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.

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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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