See how in­dus­try is wo­ven into our past

Macclesfield Express - - NOSTALGIA -

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

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