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Sunday, 3 July 2011
KINDERTON STREET FROM CHURCH TOWER 1975
First published on Facebook
There's a multitude of delights in this slide of Kinderton Street, taken from the Church Tower in 1975. On the left are the Mill House and Dickenson's bungalow, both of which are still with us. Next to the bungalow's garden is a large shop, which I can never remember as anything but empty. The green building is the late and lamented Talbot Hotel, the first pub in Middlewich to have a free juke-box, but only because it was broken. After a large open space comes the row of houses and shops which lead up to Pool Head Farmhouse. Notice, on the right, the various houses and offices which now make up the Kinderton Hotel and K Bar.
EDITOR'S NOTE, DECEMBER 2011: When we first published this posting in April 2011 we estimated the year of the photograph as 1972. We now think it must have been taken later than that as, when we compare it with Jack Stanier's 1975 shot, almost everything in the picture looks very much the same, apart from the vegetation and, of course, the huge changes to the left hand side of Kinderton Street (looking in the Holmes Chapel direction). So we have revised the date of this picture to May 1975
This photo was first published on Facebook on 21st April 2011. The original feedback is below.