Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Bowdon Church School 1969 Group Photo & Brochure For The New School

Bowdon Church School Photo 1969
Few people realise just how old Bowdon Church School actually is let alone its original location. We gained rare access to a school brochure from the St Mary's Church archive which was issued in 1969 to show plans for the new school on Grange Rd. Bowdon Church School was established by the adjoining church in 1553 during the reigns of...

First Drive Up The New A556 9am Opening Day | Hale and Altrincham Life

A556 Open
We are as excited about the new relief road as anyone else! We took a first drive along it at 9am this morning after it opened at 5am. What had become one of the busiest roads in Europe, the old A556 is now really quiet as the new A556 takes the strain with a direct link from junction 19...

Citybranch Healthcare Confirm Altrincham Hospital Fascades Will Be Retained

Altrincham Hospital Arch
After our demolition photographs two weeks ago several followers expressed their dismay that the original twin facades of the old Victorian hospital had since been demolished. We assumed, along with everyone else that they would be used in the new building but they have clearly gone! We wrote to the building contractors McAuliffe who actually have an office in Hale at the...

The Old Market Tavern – Local Man Returns To Altrincham!

Old Market Tavern - New Proprietor Pete Carroll
T he Old Market Tavern is under new management but not by some faceless interloper. Pete Carroll is an old Altrincham resident and returns from his many appointments around the world to take the helm at this iconic Altrincham venue. Pete and his business partner have big plans for the place. Hale and Altrincham life caught up with him and reports back...

Hale and Altrincham Life New Photo Archive

Bowdon Downs Congregational Church - Altrincham.
We have been spending some time at H&A developing our new photo archive which is now under the heading 'Photographs' in the menu above. If you have any original photos then please feel free to send them in to us. They must have been taken by you or owned by you - you cannot send us photos that have...