A leisurely look at bygone days
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 some pictures relating to leisure time activities.
There are two pictures of the town’s historic central gardens at Sparrow Park which is currently undergoing some restoration.
There are families heading toward Macclesfield train station, possibly on their summer holidays in the 1890s.
Another picture shows banners in Hurdsfield celebrating the opening of Victoria Park. 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.
Banners in Hurdsfield Road celebrating the opening of Victoria Park in the 1890s
Travellers head up the ramp to Macclesfield train station in the early 20th century