Reliving the 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.
Canals and workers’ homes dominate the pictures his week, with Bosley locks and Macclesfield Canal at High Lane both featuring.
Cameras also captured 18th century quarrymen’s cottages built above the canal and the three-storey weavers’ houses, which used to be on Union Street.
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.
Late 18th century quarrymen’s cottages above the canal, pictured in the 1950s
Three-storey weavers’ houses on Union Street, Macclesfield, pictured in the 1960s