See how industry is woven into our past
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.
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.
This week we have two evocative images of weavers, showing characters from a bygone industrial age hard at work on their machines.
And, in the midst of a modern General Election campaign dominated by social media and tightly managed campaigns, here we have a photo showing how they did things in the 1860s, with a rally outside the town hall – including a decidedly rickety-looking wooden platform.
Completing the selection are some striking images of notable buildings.
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.
The National School in Duke Street in the 1950s and, right, a shot of the gasworks in the 1960s