Two men in mystery snapshot revealed
AN appeal to name two mystery men captured by a photographer in Macclesfield half a century ago has been solved.
Amateur photographer Steven Williamson took the black and white snaps at random in the Seventies.
He found them recently while looking through his collection and turned to the Express to help find out who they were.
We were inundated with emails and Facebook messages helping to solve the mystery.
The two men are believed to be Adolphous Shackleton, the former owner of the bicycle shop at the top of Church Street and Reg Blomfield, who owned a music shop opposite, now Bridgfords the estate agents.
Marcus Coopers remembers the bike shop well.
He said: “As well as bikes, I remember that Shackleton’s also used to sell air rifles which would fit with the poster that is visible in the doorway.”
David Ransley recalls Reg Blomfield.
He said: “He used to sing tenor in King Edward Music Society choir next to me.
“I believe his wife Vera was for many years secretary to the town clerk who in those days would have been Walter Isaac.”