Historic pictures that can transport you to the past...
OUR nostalgia column brings you fascinating pictures taken in Macclesfield in days gone by OUR new-look nostalgia picture spread now brings you a wide selection of old photographs each week.
This week we have a scene of a police officer directing traffic in the town centre – although there was a lot less traffic to direct back then!
There’s a beautiful shot of St James’s Church surrounded by fields.
And there is a canal theme to some of our other photographs – including an overflow, a towpath bridge and the waterside Puss in Boots pub, which catered to many of the people who used to earn their living working on the canal.
We have teamed up with Macclesfield Library and Cheshire Archives and Local Studies to share old photographs from the archives and will be featuring several different images each week.
Explore old books, maps and newspapers at Macclesfield Library, Jordangate, SK10 1EE or visit archives.cheshire.gov. uk. We would love to hear your memories relating to any of the pictures we share over our pages.
If you have additional information on the pictures featured today, please contact staff at the Cheshire Image Bank by visiting www. cheshireimagebank.org. uk and clicking on ‘Can you help?’
You can get in touch with us by emailing macclesfieldexpress@ menmedia.co.uk.
A towpath bridge on the Macclesfield Canal
The Puss in Boots pub in Buxton Road. Built in the early 1830s, it catered particularly for the canal trade