I have lived in Stalybridge since 1997 and love it. I like the nearness of the country side and how whichever way you look you can see the hills, I love the river and canal we have running through the town and gorgeous old buildings and bridges. I also love the passion of the place, the fighting spirit from the struggles of industrial revolution to the present day fight against the decline of the high street and new housing developments that threaten the individuality of the town. I lalso like how easy it is to get a fix of a big city by jumping on a train to Manchester or Leeds or Liverpool.
I like history, I love to nosy around old building and enjoy reading stories about people in times gone by; I am interested in the big stories of Kings and Queens and famous battles but I am even more interested a local stories about local people. I write the blog cockerhill.com about the historic Cocker Hill conservation area that is within Stalybridge.
Through my Cocker Hill blog I met a lovely gentleman, Jim Plant, who gave me his collection of old photographs of Stalybridge. Some of the photos he has taken himself and some he inherited from a friend of his father. My job is to add to the collection with photos of Stalybridge as it is now for future generations and to share those old photos of Stalybridge with everyone who is interested, I hope you like them.
Please leave a comment if you enjoy the photos and especially if they bring back any memories you’d like to share.
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All the best, thanks for reading.