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friends to make them smile. I am a 72 year old Mother and Grand­mother and have lived in Mac­cles­field since 1985. Bar­bara Ben­nett (Mrs) The Whit­fields Mac­cles­field had five chil­dren, in­clud­ing my grand­fa­ther Thomas Ed­mund Slack, born 1869.

I have searched for a long time to try and find where James was buried, he is not in the grave in Sut­ton church­yard with his wife Mar­garet, and also who were his par­ents?

I also think he had a brother called Abra­ham.

Both James and Abra­ham were silk work­ers, and on the 1841 census they lived at Bank Edge Wild­boar­clough as lodgers.

Maud Slack went on to marry James Sidgely a po­lice sergeant in Mac­cles­field.

Please feel free to e mail me if you have any in­for­ma­tion which would help me eil­dor72@ hot­

I also think Hyde in Cheshire has a fam­ily con­nec­tion. Thomas E Slack via email

●● Laura Draper took this pic­ture of a sun­rise taken from her home in Lan­g­ley, Mac­cles­field. She said: “A beau­ti­ful pink sky sun­rise over the hills this morn­ing.” Email your im­ages to us at mac­cles­field­ex­press@men­ or up­load them to our Flickr page at pics. We’ll print the best ones

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