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