Heather Clarke archives

  

    The passing away of Heather Clarke in February, 2011 was not only a great loss to many local people, but the village also lost one of its most respected local historians.

Heather had devoted much of her life to chronicling the history of Cheadle and had accumulated a huge amount of old photographs, school albums, registers, books and plenty of other paperwork relating to Cheadle in the past.

Her family has now brought this excellent collection of material together and donated it to the Cheadle Civic Society so it can be enjoyed by future generations of local residents.

Below are some of the many evocative images she collected and more will be added to the web site in due course. 

                                      

        

  

 

                    

Cheadle Carnival, 1914

 

 The Old Rectory
 

 Wellfield steam laundry
 

Cheadle to Manchester horse-drawn coach outside the White Hart hotel, 1876
 

Cheadle Royal hospital
 

Richmond Hill House
 

Refurbishment of Upper Rooms and downstairs supermarket, Wilmslow Road
 

Horse drawn bus at White Hart, late 19th Century
 

Terraced housing, early 20th Century
 

Performers at Cheadle Village Fair, 1935
 

Wilmslow Road, c1920s
 

Cheadle postcard, c1950s
 

 Cheadle Hall, c1890
 

The Old Rectory
 

 Wilmslow Road, 1972

 

  More pictures from Heather Clark's archives