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Top man!
« on: August 20, 2018, 20:23:21 PM »
I had a bit of a surprise, just now. Over the weekend, we went to a garden centre, in High Legh, which is an ancient village, near us. Over the ten years that we've been here, we've been there quite a lot.

Although the centre, itself, is quite modern, there are various bits which look rather out of place and I wondered if those parts were whatever was there, originally. I've asked the staff, there, a number of times, and nobody has an idea. The village has it's own little website, so I thought I'd ask them if they knew of anyone who might know some of the history.

Bugger me! Richard, Lord Grey of Codnor, one of the big land owners around that area, sent me an e-mail telling me the history of the garden centre. It was started in 1930 and was used to produce fruit and veg, during WW2. In the early eighties, they demolished a lot of it, to turn it into what it is, now. It was opened by... believe it, or not... Red Rum, back in 1987.

Still not entirely sure what the odd bits are, as yet. But, he's invited  us to have a tour of the village and the surroundings, where he'll attempt to let us know the history behind what he knows. The family have been there since the days of Bill the corn-curer, so they've all lived through most of it

Kind man! :)
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Re: Top man!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 20:45:35 PM »
Nice bloke that. Something to look forward to.

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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2018, 21:11:04 PM »
He's the head of the Campaign for rural England, or summat. Having just seen his picture, I've met the guy, at the centre.

Unassuming sort of chap, always has a smile.
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Re: Top man!
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 05:36:12 AM »
I love finding history bits about where we live
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Re: Top man!
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 07:41:32 AM »
I've been posting old photos of our neighbourhood on a forum. Some members consider them part of ancient history, but many come on to reminisce about them and that period.   :old: