Local history at its best

Home » Latest News » Local history at its best
Agenda - September 2011

The History Society’s Autumn season began on Thursday September 20th with a large attendance of visitors who came to hear two well-known local people reviving memories of this district in the post-war years.

Ruth Cliffe, a mainstay of Hankelow Methodist Church for over 60 years, spoke from a newspaper cutting of 1947, when her father moved his farm lock, stock and barrel from the Lake District.

After a twelve hour journey in a hired train, the cows – and the bull – trudged through snow from Audlem station to Hankelow Hall. She then gave a well-presented slide show of Hankelow places and people up to recent times.

Declaring himself a first-time speaker, Ian Jones regaled the audience with stories from his childhood around the 1950’s, arousing fascination and mirth in equal measure.

With dead-pan voice he recounted how as a boy he sold rabbits at half as crown each to a shop in Nantwich, whose pies for customers were invariably  ‘chicken pie’!

Ian’s subject was Kinsey Heath, which in those days had some 50 children; they used to run a rope across Kettle Lane for a tennis net. Those were the days, a bygone era.

The society was treated to two excellent story-tellers: local history at its most informative and entertaining.

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Logo Cheshire East Council
Tue 20 Aug 6:09am  |  hits: 1,029

Cheshire East invites public comment on the next phase of the Local PlanThe draft site allocations and development policies document (SADPD), which forms the second part of the council's Local Plan, once finalised, will complete the approved framework for housing, employment and other key infrastructure up to 2030.The document sets out detailed planning policies to guide decisions on...

cows, cow, farms, farming, rural, dairy
Sun 18 Aug 6:07am  |  hits: 987

Pete originally submitted this article to a national newspaper, but realising that he will reach a more appreciative, intelligent and responsible readership through AudlemOnline, he has allowed us to publish it here.Professor Frances Corner OBE, head of London college of Fashion and reputedly a vegan, has, upon taking up her new post at Goldsmiths, taken the decision to ban the consumption of...

Bertie 1
Wed 21 Aug 6:08am  |  hits: 795

Voyage Maison BertieThis amazing handmade wooden dog sculpture, Bertie, is simply stunning and would look prefect on top of a side board or a beautiful Chester set, handmade from rattan twigs.Bertie stands firm on a heavy base. H50 X L58 X W32 cm, made from Willow and Rattan.He has been waiting at Eleventh Hour for a new home, and to make way for new stock we are now offering him to you...