...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. Ian also laboured assiduously to provide cross-references from my street notes to the relevant articles in The Bowdon Sheaf series, thank you Ian!; 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. David has also contributed many articles over the years to The Bowdon Sheaf; 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; Jonathan Brennan for correcting my false assumption about the status of The Priory at the end of Priory Road; Susan Parkes for the historical background to Bailey Walk.
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!
The latest addition to the site features links to pdf files of all the 60 (and counting) "Bowdon Sheaf" publications as published by the Bowdon History Society. If local history is your thing, this is for you!
I've now started the second round of photography, so keep your eyes peeled for a charming geezer in a yellow high-vis vest.
Click on the button below to start your exploration!