...to everyone who has provided information or helped with this project in some way. If I've omitted you, please accept my apologies and get in touch (use the link at bottom right):
Elizabeth, my wife, for her forbearance & love; Florence Talks, of Priory Street, for the walks around "Soapy Town"; Ian Bryce of Heald Drive for revealing the facts about the development of the Heald Road/Drive/Close area, together with a wealth of other information, and for correcting some of my other errors and false assumptions; David & Sharon Stroud, of Churchfields for alerting me to the church roof obligation; the late Don Bayliss, for all his research into the histories of Bowdon and Altrincham (see References); David Miller, who collaborated with Don Bayliss on many projects, and whose website at https://davidmiller41.wixsite.com/altyweb contains detailed accounts of various aspects of life in Altrincham and Hale, as well as Bowdon; Sue Nichols of the Altrincham History Society for supplying a pdf of all the Bowdon Sheaf (17) publications; Mike Jones for the information concerning St Mary's Road & Birchdale.
Well, there may still be one or two bits of tidying up to do, but apart from some gated developments all the streets of Bowdon have now been photographed at least once.
If you live on one of the gated developments, please get in touch!
It's now August (2021) and I'll be out and about photographing all the streets of Bowdon again when summer starts to fade and the autumn colours begin to emerge, so keep your eyes peeled.
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