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 some of the impressive images a photographer saw fit to preserve for posterity when the Macclesfield Canal at Bollington was breached on February 29, 1912.
The breach was probably caused by the collapse of a culvert underneath which compromised the towpath bank opposite the dock and wharf at Kerridge.
The huge flow of water threatened to cause damage on the streets of Bollington but another culvert slowed down the escaping waters and residents suffered little more than wet feet according to the local history website HappyValley.org.uk.
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.