Sunday, 31 July 2011

The Guernsey Evacuees

Members will recall the fascinating talk earlier this year by Gillian Mawson on the subject of The Guernsey Evacuees.  Gillian now has a web site on this subject which includes a fascinating diary which is updated daily on the life in 1940 of an evacuee in Stockport.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

264 Buxton Road

Alongside 264 Buxton Road, there was once a narrow lean-to shop.  Before WWII this had been the haberdashers shop of the Birchenall sisters. Also sold were items of clothing such as scarves, gloves and hats.  The premises later became the hairdressing salon of Jean Lomas.  In 1978 it re-opened under the name of "Cutter's Cabin" having been vacant for some time.

This is a computer generated reconstruction.