His­toric pic­tures that can trans­port you to the past...

Macclesfield Express - - NOSTALGIA -

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

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