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PHOTOGRAPHS RELATED TO GLADYS THREADGOLD AND FAMILY


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Reference 1631
Covering dates 1896 - 1964
Held by Greater Manchester County Record Office
Extent 77 PHOTOGRAPHS
Creators Threadgold, Gladys, of Cheadle, Cheshire

Administrative history:
Mrs Thredgold is the daughter of Albert Bracegirdle (senior) (see Tape no.109) and Amy Wright, and sister to Albert Bracegirdle (junior). She lived at their cottage at 4, Halman Lane, Heyhead until 1939 when she married and moved to Liverpool. She returned to the Wythenshawe area after the war and runs a cycle shop with her family on Hollyhedge Road, Wythenshawe. She has two children, Lynton and Linda. She is related to Ernest and Frances Wright on her mother's side (see Tape number 1056, deposit number 1615) and to Joe and Alice Bracegirdle on her father's side,(see Tape number 1055,deposit number 1627)
See also:
Albert Bracegirdle (senior);Tape number109,deposit number 46.
Albert Bracegirdle (junior);Tape number 1046,deposit number 1622.
and other tapes and photographs in the Northen Etchells project.
See also the Wright and Bracegirdle family trees.



Jack Wright, a relative of the donor's on her father's side of the family, as a boy. Taken near their home on Woodhouse Lane.  1631/1  No Date

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A Shadow Moss school photograph of Ernest and George Arthur Wright, the children of Dan and Sophie Wright who lived at Poundswick, near Kinsey's Farm. Ernest, (on the left) was killed in the First World War.  1631/2  No Date

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Dan Wright's home at Poundswick. His brother was the donor's 'Uncle Billy', William Wright junior. From left to right their grandson Norman; William Wright senior's wife Sarah; their daughter Edith and William Wright senior himself. Sophie, the wife of Dan Wright, is at the upstairs window.  1631/3  No Date

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The donor thinks these are the Chantlers from Outwood Rd. Heald Green. Her father's step-mother was Ada Chantler. The cottage in the background is thatched and the clothes are those of the turn of the century.  1631/4  No Date

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The donor had no details about this photograph, except that it came from her Auntie Annie Wright's collection. She was married to William ('Billy') Wright junior.  1631/5  No Date

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One of the Irlam family daughters. The family lived near the Bracegirdle and Wright families on 'Muddy Lane' near Woodhouse Lane. The donor thinks this may be Annie Irlam. It is a studio photograph and the girl is wearing a white broderie anglaise dress.  1631/6  No Date

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The donor has no information for this photograph. It shows a young boy in what is possibly his first suit, long jacket, waistcoat, trousers, walking stick and flat cap. There is a black and white half-timbered building in the background.  1631/7  No Date

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A family group, possibly the Chantlers (see Item 4), the donor's father's step family. The group includes two young men in 'pot' hats, an older man, five young women, one older woman, two babies, a small boy and a little girl. They are posed in front of a porch, with hanging baskets hung in it, possibly at their house on Outwood Rd., Heald Green, according to the donor. The photograph is slightly damaged.  1631/8  No Date

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The donor's uncle, Walter Wright, at the gate of Brownley Green farm where they lived from about 1917 - 1936. Before that they lived at 'Muddy Lane' off Woodhouse Lane. After Brownley Green farm they moved to Old Wood Farm, Baguley until 1948, when they moved to Lodge Farm, Atherton, Lancs.  1631/9  1917-1948

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Albert Bracegirdle senior, and horse and cart, taken on Woodhouse Lane, c.1910. (Faded).  1631/10  c1910

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The donor's uncle, William ('Billy') Wright (see Item 3) and horse and cart on a suburban street. (Faded).  1631/11  No Date

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Albert Bracegirdle senior as a young child. Taken outside with him standing by a tree stump at Woodhouse Lane.  1631/12  No Date

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Amy Wright, the donor's mother, as a young child. Taken outside, with her standing by the same tree stump as in Item 13. She went to live in 'Muddy Lane' in 1901. The photograph is slightly blurred.  1631/13  1901

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A Shadow Moss school photograph. The donor is at the right hand end of the front row, and is with the class above hers because she missed having her photograph taken with her own group. A crowd of children watching the photograph being taken can be seen through the school window. The donor thinks it was taken c. 1923/4. The girl in the middle of the front row is holding a slate which has written on it 'Shadow Moss School, Cr.111.T.97'. Some of the children are wearing clogs. The donor doesn't know any of the boys' names, but on the front row, from left to right: Margaret (Maggie) Pearson, Annie Jackson, unknown, Olive Pearson from Moss Nook, Cissy Harrison, May Lovesey and the donor.  1631/14  c1923/4

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Amy Wright, the donor's mother, before her marriage to Albert Bracegirdle. Taken outside, she is possibly posing by the same tree stump as in Items 12 & 13.  1631/15  No Date

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Postcard of Peel Hall Farm and Moat. Neil's Series No.3196. Message on reverse: July 7 1918, Dear Willie, just a line hoping you are quite well. is there any nice boys around there. I am just going out looking for one. I remain your sister in law Alice. It is addressed to Pte. W. Wright No.77375, C. Coy Hut 23 Camp 6,4 Batt. Ches. Regt. Henmel Park Nr. Rhyl. This must have been sent by Alice Bracegirdle, but as she never learnt to read and write someone else must have written it for her.  1631/16  1918

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Mr. Seith, husband of Gertie Woodall, the donor's relative from Morley, near Wilmslow. The donor isn't sure where the photograph was taken, but the subject is standing by a pump with 1921 carved on its wooden 'box'  1631/17  NO DATE

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The donor's relatives, Gladys and Gertie Woodall from Morley near Wilmslow, with new bicycles. The donor didn't know when or where it was taken.  1631/18  No Date

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Postcard of Cross Acres, Gatley (Hg 63 ref.), showing cottages, a cobbled road and someone on a bicycle in the distance. One of the cottages is thatched. (No message on reverse).  1631/19  No Date

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Cheadle Royal's stand at the Southport Flower Show, showing the cup they won. The donor's father worked there as a market gardener for the hospital, originally a private asylum. Photograph taken by Kay and Foley.  1631/20  No Date

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Postcard of Kinsey's farm, Poundswick, (also known as Poundswick Hall farm), where Frances Jackson, who later married the donor's uncle Ernest Wright, used to live. It has now been demolished.  1631/21  No Date

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Ernest Wright and Frances Jackson's wedding, 1940. The photograph was taken by the donor, and she had her back to the house (See Item 21). Front row, left to right: Ernest Wright, Frances Jackson, her grandmother. Back row, left to right: Mrs. Annie Wright (Ernest's mother) unknown, Mrs. Jackson (the bride's mother), unknown, Cora Jackson (the bride's sister) and Mr. Jackson (the bride's father).  1631/22  1940

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Photograph of the house at 'Muddy Lane' off Woodhouse Lane. It was two cottages. In front of the hedge, from left to right: Albert Bracegirdle senior, possibly Joe his younger brother; Ada Chantler, Albert's step-mother and Joe's mother; Annie Bracegirdle and the donor's great grandmother Bracegirdle. The donor thinks the photograph was taken some time between c.1896 - 1900, as Albert was born in 1886. On reverse, Bay State Photo Co. The Bridge, Lymm.  1631/23  c1896-1900

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Possibly the Silver Jubilee 1935, or the Coronation of George VI 1936. It shows Albert Bracegirdle senior with his back to the camera in the right hand corner of the picture. Decorated horses and 'lurries' are coming down the road.  1631/24  1935

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Harvest Festival, Heyhead Congregational chapel. Mr. Miles Williams is the minister.  1631/25  No Date

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At Brownley Green farm, (see Item 9). The donor's uncle Walter Wright is holding the two horses Bella and Blossom. The dog was called Nigger. The woman on the left is Nellie Wright, (the donor's aunt and her mother's younger sister who died aged 30, born 1900, married 1929). The donor's grandmother Annie Wright is wearing a poke bonnet. Her husband was Tom Wrught. The donor remembers collecting eggs from under the hedge at the back of the field.  1631/26  1900-1929

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Pear Tree Farm, also known as Brownlow or Brownley Green Farm, where the donor's grandparents Annie (b.1872,d. 1954) and Tom(d.1918) Wright lived.  1631/27  1872-1954

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The McBeth's family garden party, c.1918. Mr. McBeth lived near Brownley Green farm and had a tailoring business. He had a garden party for his staff each year. Mr. McBeth is wearing a hat, and his wife is standing next to him. Billy Brooks is sitting cross-legged in front, Harriet Acton is wearing a dress with a black bow, and is sitting on the grass. Mr. Acton, her father is drinking a cup of tea. The donor and her Aunty Nellie (see Item 26) are sitting on the grass behind Billy Brooks.  1631/28  c1918

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The Brooks family. Back row, left to right: Jack Brooks; Mrs. Platt; Mr. Platt. Front row, left to right: the donor; Florrie Brooks (who later married Walter Wright and became the donor's aunt) and Mrs. Brooks.  1631/29  No Date

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The donor c.1917 at Brownlow Green farm. There's a clay patch behind her and she remembers making marbles from the clay and baking them in the oven, but they disintegrated when you used them.  1631/30  c1917

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Albert Bracegirdle senior carrying the small milk cans you got your milk in before glass bottles were used. His son Albert is with him. Taken at the home of the minister of Heyhead Congregational chapel Mr. A. Humphries, (minister 1895 - 1929), just around the corner from Charlie Royle's farm at Heyhead. 1928.  1631/31  1928

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At Brownlow Green farm. 1932. Taken by the donor. Back row, left to right: grandmother Annie Wright, mother Amy Wright, Riley Renshaw, Auntie Nellie Wright; the children are Ernest Bracegirdle, the donor's younger brother) and Sydney and Betty Wright, the children of the donor's uncle Jim Wright.  1631/32  1932

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Brownlow Green farm. The donor's grandmother Annie Wright, and her cousins Sidney and Betty Wright. 1932. Taken by the donor.  1631/33  1932

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Brownlow Green farm. 1932. Taken by the donor. Her aunt Nellie Wright and her cousin Sidney Wright, and chickens, and the dogs Flossie and Nigger.  1631/34  1932

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Brownlow Green farm, 1932. Taken by the donor. Her grandmother Annie Wright, her Aunty Nellie, Uncle Walter (both Wrights) and Florrie Brooks, Walter's wife-to-be.  1631/35  1932

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Brownlow Green farm. 1933. Taken by the donor. Albert Bracegirdle senior is holding the horse, Ernest Wright is on the horse and Albert Bracegirdle junior and Ernest Bracegirdle are in front of him. From left to right, Amy Wright, Bill Dean and Annie Wright.  1631/36  1933

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Brownlow Green farm. 1933. Taken by the donor. From left to right, Ernest Wright, Albert Bracegirdle senior, Ernest Bracegirdle, Albert Bracegirdle junior.  1631/37  1933

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Brownlow Green farm, 1934. Walter Wright, horse and roller, coming in from the fields. Taken by the donor.  1631/38  1934

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Brownlow Green farm. 1934. Taken by the donor. Annie Wright her grandmother, in the yard at the back, by the old pump, which the donor's son now has as a garden ornament.  1631/39  1934

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Duplicate of Item 38.  1631/40  [n.d.]

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Brownlow Green farm. 1934. The donor's uncle Ernest Wright using a 'skerrifier' which could be used for weeding in between the rows of potatoes or beets. Taken by the donor.  1631/41  1934

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Brownlow Green farm. 1933. Taken by the donor. From left to right, Jim, Walter and Ernest Wright, (who were brothers) with dogs and guns.  1631/42  1933

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Ernest Wright at Brownlow Green farm in 1933, taking aim with his gun. He was a very good shot. Taken by the donor.  1631/43  1933

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Ernest Wright, Brownlow Green farm with the two dogs, Flossie and Nigger. Taken by the donor.  1631/44  No Date

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The Wright brothers, Jim, Ernest and Walter, with the potato digger on the fields. Taken by the donor at Brownlow Green farm. Ernest and Walter are filling the sack from buckets. Baskets were used for weighing - they were ½ cwt. baskets that were quite accurate when full.  1631/45  No Date

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Brownlow Green farm. 1933. Taken by the donor. The potato digger and horses.  1631/46  1933

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The 'Big field' and 'pit' or pond with the spring in it that was never known to dry up. There were lots of fish in there too. Taken by the donor at Brownlow Green farm.  1631/47  No Date

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Donkey Pit at the end of the pasture field. It joined Royles farm on the right and Brownlow Green farm on the left. A donkey was said to have been drowned in it. Taken by the donor.  1631/48  No Date

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Ernest Wright and the chickens at Brownlow Green farm. Taken by the donor, 1933.  1631/49  1933

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Annie Wright and the chickens at Brownlow Green farm, in 1933. Taken by the donor. In the background you can see the barn full of hay.  1631/50  1933

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The pony and 'tub', a little cart. The donor's grandmother Annie Wright is wearing a pinny, the donor's mother Amy nee Wright is in the 'tub' with Lynton and Linda, the donor's children and Auntie Florrie (wife of the donor's uncle Walter Wright. Taken at Old Wood farm in 1946. The donor and her children were living in Liverpool at the time and used to go and stay. They would be collected from the local station by 'Dinky and the tub', (Dinky was the pony).  1631/51  1946

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Ernest Wright on a shoot in Wales with a gun dog and a brace of pheasants. He used to go with a friend from Gatley.  1631/52  No Date

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Altrincham Show 1933. From left to right; the donor's aunt Alice who was married to Jim Wright; her aunt Frances who is married to Ernest Wright; the donor and Walter Wright. Marquees and adverts can be seen in the background. Taken by Ernest Wright.  1631/53  1933

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Albert Bracegirdle senior on the right, hoeing at Cheadle Royal Hospital gardens. He worked there on the market garden.  1631/54  No Date

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Cows at Cheadle Royal hospital.  1631/55  No Date

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Cheadle Royal's stand at the Altrincham Show in 1933. Taken by the donor. (The photograph is slightly faded in the left hand Corner.)  1631/56  1933

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Albert Bracegirdle senior outside his cottage at 4, Hallman Lane, Heyhead. Taken by the donor.  1631/57  No Date

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The donor's mother Amy (nee Wright), brother Albert and brother Ernest outside the cottage at 4, Hallman Lane, Heyhead. Taken by the donor.  1631/58  No Date

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Albert Bracegirdle senior and his son Ernest. Heyhead Congregational Church's 'Chapel Club' can be seen in the background.  1631/59  No Date

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The donor's grandfather Joseph Bracegirdle in his greenhouse on Woodhouse Lane, c.1934. Taken by the donor.  1631/60  c1934

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Albert Bracegirdle senior in his garden at the side of the cottages on Hallman Lane. Taken by the donor.  1631/61  No Date

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Albert Bracegirdle senior, Ernest his son and Percy Lovesey at Cheadle Royal Hospital in 1935. Taken by the donor.  1631/62  1935

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Cheadle Royal Hospital laundry, taken by the donor. Houses have now been built on this site and the donor's son lives in one of them.  1631/63  No Date

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Women and children at the Heyhead Sunday school Whit party in 1935. Taken by the donor.  1631/64  1935

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Old Wood farm, Baguley, 1936. Taken by the donor. The donor's uncle Walter Wright and a cow. During the war an incendiary bomb burnt down the hayricks. In the background you can see the barn on the left and the shippen on the right, as well as the farmhouse. 'Shippen' is the Cheshire dialect term for the building used to house cattle, from Old English 'scypen'. The 'shanty' or 'shant' where the Irish labourers lived when they were over doing seasonal work on the farms and market gardens, was at the back of the barn, and there were stables there too. There was an outside flight of stairs to a hay loft above the barn where the hay was chopped for the horses and then thrown down to them.  1631/65  1936

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Old Wood farm, Baguley, 1936. Walter Wright, leading two horses and a hay cart, with his brother Jim 'up top'. Taken by the donor.  1631/66  1936

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Old Wood farm, Baguley, 1936. The donor's uncle Jim Wright near the horse; Arthur Bloor and Ernest Wright on top of a load of hay. Taken by the donor.  1631/67  1936

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Old Wood farm, Baguley, 1936. Taken by the donor. The group includes the three Wright brothers, Jim, Walter and Ernest; Arthur Bloor; a young boy who was helping them and a visitor with a child. It was taken during the harvest and they are eating their 'baggin' (the local term for food eaten in the fields while at work).  1631/68  1936

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'Dinky and the tub', the pony and cart from Old Wood farm, July 1946. The donor's grandmother Annie Wright on the right, Amy Bracegirdle (nee Wright) and Lynton Threadgold the donor's son. Linda Threadgold her daughter is on Dinky's back and Florrie Wright is by the pony's head. The steps up to the hay loft above the barn (see Item 65) can be seen in the background. Taken by the donor.  1631/69  1946

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Old Wood farm, Baguley. Spring 1936. Grandmother Annie Wright. Taken by the donor.  1631/70  1936

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Shadow Moss school playground, July 17 1937. The houses on Ringway Rd.can be seen in the distance. They were built in 1927. Taken by the donor.  1631/71  1937

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Old Wood farm. March 1949. Walter Wright, Lynton and Linda Threadgold. Taken by the donor, at the back of the farm.  1631/72  1949

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Old Wood farm, March 1949, front view. Lynton and Linda Threadgold the donor's children. Taken by the donor.  1631/73  1949

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Brooks' house. The McBeth's house was behind it (see Item 28). The photograph was taken by the donor in September 1964, but she says it looked no different then than in the 30s.  1631/74  1964

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Woodhouse Lane, September 1964. The cottages are no longer there. Taken by the donor at the junction of Woodhouse Lane and Altrincham Rd.  1631/75  1964

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Swan's smithy, Brownlow Green, September 1964. It has since been demolished. Taken by the donor.  1631/76  1964

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Shadow Moss school photograph. From the left, back row: The head teachers, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wild, Annie Wright (nee Bracegirdle, the donor's aunt; Albert Bracegirdle, the donor's father. The rest are unkown. Front row, from the left, 2nd & 3rd; Gladys and Gertie Adshead from Morley near Wilmslow, and the daughters of Martha, the sister of Joseph Bracegirdle (the donor's grandfather), (see Item 18). The teacher on the right is possibly Miss Hankinson.  1631/77  No Date

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