Step back in time to a bygone era...
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’re taking you on a tour of street scenes from bygone years.
The 108 Steps, a well-known Macclesfield landmark and immediately recognisable, started life as a functional stairway from Water’s Green to St Michael’s Church.
A row of shops at Park Green makes for a quintessentially 1950s image and here also is nearby Parsonage House – long before it became a Wetherspoon’s!
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.
Park Green in the 1950s
Weavers’ houses in Arbourhay Street in the 1950s