It’s amazing to think that there is still a lot of ‘undiscovered’ history out there – still!
Now, four marvellous old photographs of the Draycott of 100 years ago have come to light. Can you help solve the mysteries in them?
The photos were passed to Lev Wood, the secretary of the Blythe Bridge & Surrounding Districts History Society. (The society regularly covers matters of interest to Draycott & Cresswell & Totmonslow).
Lev has asked this website to reproduce them – in an effort to seek more information.
The four photos are of Brookside – probably around 1920, and maybe earlier. Brookside is the unmade road that you will find 100 yards along Cheadle Road past the Draycott Arms turn.
They concentrate on Lilac Cottage, which is still standing.
If you find the photos on this page too small to see properly, all you have to do is double-click on the photo itself, and it will double in size immediately!
[Just remember to press the back-button to get back to this page.]
This photo shows the owners of the second cottage, the one that burnt down. They look a happy couple. Does anyone know their names? One suggestion is that they may have been Thorleys. Does that ring true?
If you are interested in local history, joining the Blythe Bridge & Surrounding Districts History Society is a good start. The society regularly gets thirty people to its monthly talks.
If you can help with more history artefacts, Lev would love to hear from you – just email Lev and he will get back to you. Or email us at this website, and we will definitely help too.
You can also use either email to send any helpful comments about the photos on this page!!
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