BIG PIC­TURE

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR VIEWS -

WHAT you have been say­ing on our Face­book page: ●● In our Fe­bru­ary 4 edi­tion we re­ported on the death of an ad­mired doll maker Sara Dog­gart, aged 101. She fled both the Rus­sian Revo­lu­tion and the Nazis be­fore set­tling in Macclesfield and started mak­ing Sasha Dolls, col­lecta­bles now sell­ing for up to £4,000.

Jacqueline Had­field said: “What a lovely, clever, inspiring lady she was. I worked for her for three years and had such ad­mi­ra­tion for her. She was Rus­sian but spoke French, Ger­man, English and Greek. RIP spe­cial lady.” ●● In our Jan­uary 28 edi­tion we re­ported on a nurse who helped find an African baby a new home. Jenny Parker, 21, raised £5,000 to help baby Kwesi.

Paula John­son summed it up well when she said: “What a lovely kind self­less thing to do.” ●● We had plenty of snow-re­lated sto­ries, but the most con­tro­ver­sial was about the num­ber of schools which closed across the town.

Joanne Walsh said: “We walked miles to get to and from school with the snow go­ing over the top of our wellies, good ex­er­cise as well.

“No need for clo­sures.” ●● Also in our Jan­uary 28 edi­tion we re­ported on a school­boy has em­barked on an in­spi­ra­tional mission to help peo­ple less for­tu­nate than him. Seven-year-old Archie Tom­lin­son from Macclesfield raised money for Royal Manch­ester Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal be­fore his next char­ity chal­lenge.

Rachael Caud­well shared Archie’s par­ents’ pride, and said: “Well done young man. Fan­tas­tic.”

●● This pic­turesque shot of canal boats in snow at Fools Nook, Macclesfield, was posted to our flickr page by meg_ni­col. Send your images to mac­cles­field­ex­press@men­media.co.uk or upload to www.flickr.com/groups/mac­cpics

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