Trish Hobson: So glad this gentleman had a good send off. Amanda Barnett: It was very emotional and a lovely send off. Irene Friend: Fitting tribute. RIP. Penny Oldham: It really was a fabulous send off.
LAST glimpse of a piece of Macclesfield history as building society demolished. The old Cheshire Building Society is being demolished for the expansion of the neighbouring Grosvenor Centre (website and Express, May 17) Hazel Southern: Very sad, I worked there for almost 18 years from 1988-2005. It was a beautiful building inside and out when it was kept well and not in the state it ended up. I’m all for progress but still a shame. Sarah Blackburn: I worked there, what a shame they’ve pulled it down x Jane Sutcliffe: Agree. Still have nightmares about fitting in desks around the atrium! Rachel Tyler: Very sad seeing that, but I have some really good memories from working there for nine years. There were lots of great staff and many lifelong friendships were made there. Molly Morris: My first ever job was there, licking and sticking envelopes! Mike Bushell: I remember Macclesfield pre-shopping centre, as I’m sure Carolyn Gittins does. The main thoroughfares of the shopping centre actually follow the original street pattern that preceded its construction. Val Lloyd: Don’t forget that before the building society it was the town’s main post office, built in the 1920s. It had a flat roof and the mansard roof was put on in the Second World War to make it bomb proof. The original part of the building will be kept – as it should – a piece of the town’s history. Gail Gormley: I was so hoping the town would have retained a bit of history, along with style. I’m finding it very hard to remain a supporter of Macclesfield town as it’s losing any charm it once had. The indoor market is so ugly. Duncan Adshead: How can they demolish this fine old building yet say the eyesore opposite (old post office) 1970’s socalled iconic building has to stay. Disgraceful! Paula Dutson: I worked there for 15 years from 1994 - it’s very sad it ended up in the state it did. I can still show my grandchildren the window where Nana’s desk was but that’s about it. Claire Perry: I did work experience there in 1984 and knew quite a few people that worked there. I’m presuming the whole building hasn’t been demolished, it was listed surely? Caroline Henshall: Macclesfield will soon have no history, I’m sure that building could have been put to some use. More shops, and they can’t even fill the ones they have. Carolyn Gittins: I worked on the top floor when I was telephonist in the late 50s early 60s. When Miss Pass, Miss Clowes and Miss Frisk were supervisors. Happy days! Wendy Attridge: Just why is Macclesfield so demolition happy? Especially as what they put back up is usually so horrible? Alicia Letij: I used to clean here when I was a kid after school, lovely building but don’t miss all that brass! Jenny Wilson: My tiny corner of the Cheshire is still there, top floor, 1990s. They were good days, working with many lovely people.
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