BIG PIC­TURE

Macclesfield Express - - YOUR VIEWS -

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.

This week’s Big Pic­ture, of blos­soms in South Park, was sent to us by CJO Pho­tog­ra­phy Mac­cles­field. Email yours to mac­cles­field­ex­press@ men­media.co.uk or add them to our Flickr page at flickr.com/groups/mac­cpics. We’ll print the best ones

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