A blast from the past on 1924 Empire Exhibition
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.