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

Sue Smith Air Copy
Tue 23 Apr 6:08am  |  hits: 840

Audlem now boasts its own "Airbnb"Ed — there may be others, but this is the first we have been told about.Resident Sue Smith moved into School Lane several years ago and now offers the Annexe to her house as an "airbnb".Sue has been running this for about two years, and it has been quite successful — she says "People who stay just love Audlem and the friendly...

purse
Sun 21 Apr 6:04am  |  hits: 732

AudlemOnline has received this message through the Neighbourhood Watch networkWhilst out shopping be aware of where your handbag and purse are. Prevent your purse being taken by keeping your bag close to you and facing your body, keeping them zipped up.Purse BellsFor extra protection, ask your local PCSO for our purse...

Williams' Newsagents, Audlem Square
Mon 22 Apr 6:07am  |  hits: 716

Update from Judy at 11am this morning — Stepper glasses have been claimed by a very grateful owner -- big thanks to whoever handed them in!Lost PropertyFound in the village -- two separate "lost" items have been handed into the shop this weekend.GlassesPair of titanium Stepper (reading?) glasses in black case -- look expensive (!)BraceletSliver/chrome bracelet with...