Clinic, Old Street Stalybridge

Stalybridge Clinic, Old Street Stalybridge.

In my memory the old clinic was always a little run down with flaky blue and white paint but it looks pretty good here. It looks as though it would have been nice to work in with all the windows overlooking the river. The entrance was described as Old Street Stalybridge and is shown on this picture, with the carpark at the side, however  I remember walking in to an entrance at the top of the building on Stanford Street.

The Clinic was built in the 1960’s and closed in 2004 when the staff moved into the New Clinic on Waterloo Road in Stalybridge.

The Clinic was demolished in the last couple of years and the site is privately owned and I understand flats will be built there once the housing market picks up locally.

Site of the Stalybridge Clinic, Old Street, before it was built. see the Side of the Town Hall in the background
Site of the Stalybridge Clinic, Old Street, during building. Side of Stalybridge Town Hall in the background
Stalybridge Clinic, Old Street. Side of Slaybridge Town Hall in the background
Stalybridge Clinic, Old Street. Side of Stalybridge Town Hall in the background, the Clinics Riverside location is clear on this one.
Stalybridge Clinic, Old Street. Side of Stalybridge Town Hall in the background. This was taken later than the previous photos. The Trees have grown and the exterior of Stalybridge Town Hall had been cleaned.


My only memories of visiting the clinic were “parent craft classes” in 1999 when I was pregnant with my daughter and taking her there to be weighed after she was born. What about you?



5 thoughts on “Clinic, Old Street Stalybridge

  1. Jacky Heap January 13, 2015 / 4:36 pm

    My dad had the corner office on the ground floor. Previously I think they were located on High Street ..with Dr Holmes Great looking out at the river on a nice day .. He was Charlie Spencer Chief Environmental Officer when he retired

    • cockerhill January 14, 2015 / 2:06 pm

      Hi Jacky, I imagine it was nice in there on a nice day, but perhaps a bit too hot when it was sunny! I hope they do something good with the site in future, I had dreams of a cafe with tables outside but I’m guessing flats would probably be more profitable. Cheif Environmental Officer sounds like a fab job – I bet your Dad had some good stories to tell! Thanks Steph/

  2. Mike Chadwick January 24, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    I would concur Stamford Street just across the river after Portland Plaice. I also unfortunately have to say I remember visiting the old clinic on High Street. That building stood on the land in front of the Trinity School near Quarry St.. I remember visiting with my mother and baby brother born 1962. I can subsequently remember a similar visit with my Sister to the new clinic in the photo.. She was born in 1964.

  3. Sue Singleton (nee Black) March 18, 2020 / 3:19 am

    I worked in the offices on the lower floor overlooking the river. It was around 1976. I absolutely loved it. Our boss then was Mr Clough, a nice dapper little man. The group of women I worked with were all quite a bit older than me but we got along famously. Lovely Elsie who I adored, Jean, Dorothy, Joan, Vera and Ann. Myself and another girl of a similar age to me (23) was Viv who became a great friend and my bridesmaid. We all worked hard for child health but always managed to laugh and have fun. I was sorry when the clinic was left empty to deteriorate. Very sad. Fabulous times though, fondly remembered.

    • Stephanie June 8, 2020 / 2:46 pm

      Thanks Sue when it opened it must have been lovely to work so near the river

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