A blast from the past on 1924 Em­pire Ex­hi­bi­tion

Macclesfield Express - - LOOKING BACK -

OUR nos­tal­gia col­umn is back with more fas­ci­nat­ing pic­tures taken in Macclesfield in days gone by.

Un­for­tu­nately we were forced to sus­pend the col­umn fol­low­ing the sud­den death of pho­tog­ra­pher Brian Ol­lier, a for­mer Ex­press pho­tog­ra­pher who for many years shared his per­sonal col­lec­tion with us.

We have now teamed up with Macclesfield Li­brary and the Cheshire Im­age Bank to share more old pho­to­graphs from the ar­chives and once again will be fea­tur­ing a col­lec­tion of images each week.

The top pic­ture on to­day’s page shows a view of Wa­ters Green from Step Hill show­ing nu­mer­ous mill chim­neys and buses, in the 1920s.

The Bri­tish Em­pire Ex­hi­bi­tion (above right) in 1924 was snapped when Chara­bancs were a popular mode of trans­port for out­ings dur­ing this pe­riod.

The pho­to­graph (right) fea­tures a fair in Wa­ters Green dur­ing the 1900s. Spot the huge crowds wear­ing their Sun­day best at­tend­ing this event.

All pho­to­graphs and many more come from the Cheshire Im­age Bank, www.cheshireim­age­bank.org.uk. Ex­plore old books, maps and news­pa­pers at Macclesfield Li­brary, Jor­dan­gate, SK10 1EE, or visit www. cheshireeast.gov.uk/ li­braries.

We would love to hear your mem­o­ries re­lat­ing to any of the pic­tures we share over our pages.

Get in touch with us via mac­cles­field­ex­press@ men­media.co.uk.

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