Castle Street – Edgeley #1

 

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I have shuffled and shopped up and down Castle Street for some forty years or so – things have come and things have gone – and continue to do so. High streets have always been subject to so many external forces, they reshape and reform, in rhythm with the times and tides of history.

Horse drawn carriages and trams are long gone, along with the double-decker bus, people powered people rule in a pedestrianised precinct, charity begins at Barnardo’s, the Co-op has been and gone and returned, just up the way.

Two whole chapels, pubs and cinemas seem to have just disappeared.

So let’s take a short trip through time and space along a short strip of Stockport’s past.

Get your boots on.

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3 thoughts on “Castle Street – Edgeley #1

  1. How it’s changed over the years. I seem to remember going to a cinema Saturday morning for children’s matinee it was next to the Windsor castle remember it had a naughty betting shop behind it

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  2. My uncle Ron Johnson used to run a laundrette there – When i first came to UK in 2005 it was still there but then I lost contact with him good few years ago and i wonder what happened to him and his place…i may need to make a trip one day and see if i can trace him somehow.
    Quality post btw, thanks for that.

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  3. it has changed so much ,I worked at Woolworths next to the Windsor Castle from 1959 to 1961 , so sad to see what is left .

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