STALYBRIDGE IN THE NORTH WEST OF
"a reeght good bit of nostalgia"
Take a look
at life in the Castle Hall are of Stalybridge from the early 1800's
until its demolition in the 1970's.
On the left
hand side of the page, you will find links to other pages
where you will find information and photographs on the relevant topic.
Just click on the
button to take you there.
The backs of houses on
Brierley Street, looking down from Forester Street
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Help us to make this venture a
Send us your stories, memories and photographs. Ask your parents,
grandparents, aunts, uncles
- in fact anyone who can tell a good yarn!
My latest book " Paradise Lost " is now
for sale at Lazy Days Book Shop,
opposite the Market Hall in Stalybridge at
the cost of £10.
It's a history of Castle Hall from the
1820's to the 1970's and it covers all the
topics on the website but in
more detail. There are also extras including claims
to fame, riot, tragedy
and murder, the war years and I have also included
some poems which relate
to Castle Hall.
Please spread the news.
If you have trouble getting hold of a
copy, please contact me and I'll sort one
out for you.
Please sign the Guestbook here
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© Judith D
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Little land of hope and glory,
Proudly did you stand;
Loved and cherished, safely held
Within God's hand.
Gradely folk from humble dwellings,
Often full of cheer;
Looking out for friends and neighbours
They held dear.
Always time to stand and listen
To each others' woes;
Friendly faces, helping hands,
And open doors.
Children played on every corner,
Skipping, marbles jacks;
Rain or shine, you'd find them happy,
Mums were busy making dinner,
Hotpot was the best;
Dad's at pub or reading t'paper
Well earned rest.
Times long past, but not forgotten
Halcyon days gone by;
That were filled with love and laughter,
Bright blue sky.
Now we're scattered over nations,
Many miles apart;
But our " Castle Hall " we cherish,
In each heart.
J D Heap 2003
" It's a Long Way to
written in Stalybridge
Photograph of the monument
of the writer "Jack Judge "
with WW1 Soldier outside
Stalybridge Market Hall
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