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Cheshire Collection

Background imageCheshire Collection: Three lady golfers, 1914

Three lady golfers, 1914
Famous female golfers who fought a strenuous battle for the Cheshire Ladies Championship at Wallasey in April 1914. From left to right, Miss Gladys Ravenscroft (American champion)

Background imageCheshire Collection: Runcorn-Widnes Bridge

Runcorn-Widnes Bridge
A striking impression of the then newly built Runcorn - Widnes Bridge, which connects Cheshire with Lancashire, across the Manchester Ship Canal. Date: 1962

Background imageCheshire Collection: Beeston Castle, Cheshire

Beeston Castle, Cheshire. Turner, Joseph Mallord William 1775 - 1851

Background imageCheshire Collection: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub, Fleet Street, London

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub, Fleet Street, London. Date: circa 1935

Background imageCheshire Collection: Anderton Boat Lift

Anderton Boat Lift
The Anderton Boat Lift, near Northwich, Cheshire, England, which transfers the canal narrow boats from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey Canal and vice-versa. Date: June 1963

Background imageCheshire Collection: Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, Cheadle Hulme

Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, Cheadle Hulme
The Manchester Warehousemen Orphan Schools, on Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire. The school was founded in 1855 by a group of Manchester businessmen to care for and educate orphans

Background imageCheshire Collection: Cheshire Cat / Tree

Cheshire Cat / Tree
CHESHIRE CAT " I growl when I m pleased, and wag my tail when I m angry"

Background imageCheshire Collection: Parkside Asylum, Macclesfield, Cheshire

Parkside Asylum, Macclesfield, Cheshire
Buildings and grounds of the Parkside Asylum, Macclesfield, opened in 1871 as the Cheshire County Lunatic Asylum. At various times, the site was also known as Upton Mental Hospital and Deva Hospital

Background imageCheshire Collection: Elephant Castle Beehive

Elephant Castle Beehive
A unique elephant castle beehive at Beeston, Cheshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageCheshire Collection: Centre of the promenade, Parkgate, Wirral, Cheshire

Centre of the promenade, Parkgate, Wirral, Cheshire - the whole waterfront has now silted up and the sea does not reach as far as the sea wall. Date: circa 1930

Background imageCheshire Collection: 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiments regimental drum

1st Battalion Cheshire Regiments regimental drum
Original painting for the 1st Battalion Cheshire Regiments regimental drum showing 17 Battle Honours of the Regiment from Louisburg to Kut al Amara

Background imageCheshire Collection: Nantwich, Cheshire

Nantwich, Cheshire

Background imageCheshire Collection: BIG CHEESE

BIG CHEESE
Cheese weighing 1000 pounds (lbs) given as a gift to King George III in 1793 from the Duchy of Chester. Presumably a Cheshire cheese? Two men stand by to give an idea of scale

Background imageCheshire Collection: British Narrowboat

British Narrowboat
Narrow boats lashed together, on the Trent and Mersey Canal, near Northwich, Cheshire, England

Background imageCheshire Collection: Altrincham Railway Station - Trafford, Greater Manchester

Altrincham Railway Station - Trafford, Greater Manchester, England. Date: 1903

Background imageCheshire Collection: Congleton Union Workhouse, Arclid, Cheshire

Congleton Union Workhouse, Arclid, Cheshire
Aerial view of Congleton Union workhouse at Arclid, Sandbach, Cheshire. The building, erected in 1844-5, was designed by Henry Bowman. It later became Arclid Hospital

Background imageCheshire Collection: Open Air Baths - West Kirby, Wirral, England

Open Air Baths - West Kirby, Wirral, England
Open Air Baths at the Marine Lake - West Kirby, Cheshire, Wirral, England

Background imageCheshire Collection: Alice / In the Kitchen

Alice / In the Kitchen
DUCHESS In the Duchesss kitchen

Background imageCheshire Collection: Alice and the Cheshire Cat

Alice and the Cheshire Cat -- We re all mad here, said the Cat. I m mad. You re mad

Background imageCheshire Collection: Macclesfield, Cheshire

Macclesfield, Cheshire
Distant view of Macclesfield, Cheshire Date: circa 1840

Background imageCheshire Collection: Lovell Telescope

Lovell Telescope
The brainchild of Sir Bernard Lovell, the Lovell Radio Telescope was for many years the largest in the world and dominates the Cheshire countryside for miles around. Date: 1960s

Background imageCheshire Collection: Royal Iris Ferry Steamer

Royal Iris Ferry Steamer
The Royal Iris, the Wallasey to Cheshire Ferry steamer. This is the successor to the vessel of the same name which became famous during World War One. Date: 1950s

Background imageCheshire Collection: Runcorn-Widnes Bridge

Runcorn-Widnes Bridge
A striking impression of the then newly built Runcorn - Widnes Bridge, which connects Cheshire with Lancashire, across the Manchester Ship Canal. Date: 1962

Background imageCheshire Collection: Union Workhouse, Birkenhead, Cheshire

Union Workhouse, Birkenhead, Cheshire
Birkenhead Union workhouse viewed from Church Road, Higher Tranmere, Birkenhead, Cheshire. A group of children stand in the foreground, with the workhouse infirmary behind them

Background imageCheshire Collection: Boys Band, Training Ship Indefatigable

Boys Band, Training Ship Indefatigable
The Boys Band of the Training Ship Indefatigable pose for their photograph in a field, near a tent -- probably at a local fete where they were performing

Background imageCheshire Collection: Carroll / Cheshire Cat

Carroll / Cheshire Cat
ALICE & THE CHESHIRE CAT The Cheshire Cat fades away

Background imageCheshire Collection: Alice and the Cheshire Cat

Alice and the Cheshire Cat -- the grinning cat, with whom Alice has just had a conversation, fades away as it sits on a tree branch

Background imageCheshire Collection: Tudor Chimneys

Tudor Chimneys
Some fine Tudor chimneys at Bramhall Hall, Cheshire, England

Background imageCheshire Collection: Alice in Wonderland, Alice and Cheshire Cat

Alice in Wonderland, Alice and Cheshire Cat
Alice in Wonderland, Alice has a conversation with a Cheshire Cat. Date: early 20th century

Background imageCheshire Collection: Childrens nursery, Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal

Childrens nursery, Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal
View inside a childrens nursery at the cottage homes in Styal, Cheshire, with a large group of girls and boys posing for their photograph

Background imageCheshire Collection: Argyle Theatre / Cheshire

Argyle Theatre / Cheshire
in Birkenhead, Cheshire. Reported to be the oldest variety theatre in Britain. Date: 1940s

Background imageCheshire Collection: Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal, Cheshire

Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal, Cheshire
Main avenue at Chorlton Union Cottage Homes, Styal, Cheshire. The homes were opened by the Chorlton Union in 1898 to house pauper children away from the workhouse

Background imageCheshire Collection: Barnardos Home, The Marfords, Bromborough

Barnardos Home, The Marfords, Bromborough
A view of the Marfords, a Barnardos Home at Bromborough, Cheshire. The building is decorated with bunting. Date: circa 1938

Background imageCheshire Collection: The Parade, Parkgate, Cheshire

The Parade, Parkgate, Cheshire
The Parade, Parkgate, Wirral, near Neston, Cheshire, England. Showing Premises of J Bushell - Fisherman Date: 1900s

Background imageCheshire Collection: Town Hall, Princess Street, Knutsford, Cheshire

Town Hall, Princess Street, Knutsford, Cheshire. Date: circa 1910

Background imageCheshire Collection: Peckforton Wood, in the Cheshire Hunt area

Peckforton Wood, in the Cheshire Hunt area
View of Peckforton Wood, in the Cheshire Hunt area, with a hunt in progress. Date: 1936

Background imageCheshire Collection: Edwardian view - men on Roman Bridge, Marple

Edwardian view - men on Roman Bridge, Marple
The man in the centre of the groups George Potter, a friend and employee of Ernest Battersby who is on the right. The Roman Bridge is in fact medieval, just outside Marple

Background imageCheshire Collection: Hooton Hall - Cheshire - designed by Samuel Wyatt

Hooton Hall - Cheshire - designed by Samuel Wyatt, demolished in 1935. Date: circa 1920

Background imageCheshire Collection: Cheirotherium footprint

Cheirotherium footprint
Footprints of Cheirotherium stortonense, an extinct reptile, on a slab of Triassic sandstone from Storeton, Cheshire, UK

Background imageCheshire Collection: Chester in Winter

Chester in Winter
Winter by the River Dee and The Groves, at Chester, Cheshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageCheshire Collection: Waiting for the last wave, Parkgate, Cheshire, England

Waiting for the last wave, Parkgate, Cheshire, England
Waiting for the last wave - Parkgate, Cheshire, England. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageCheshire Collection: View of St Pauls Cathedral. From Fleet Street

View of St Pauls Cathedral. From Fleet Street, London. Ye old Cheshire Cheese pub is seen on the left. A man can be seen removing horse excrement from the street on the right

Background imageCheshire Collection: Moored Canal Boats

Moored Canal Boats
Moored craft on the Shropshire Union Canal, at Huntington, Cheshire, England. Date: 1960s

Background imageCheshire Collection: New Brighton Lighthouse

New Brighton Lighthouse
Low tide at New Brighton, Cheshire, England, showing its fine lighthouse. The Isle of Man steamer is in the distance. Date: 1960s

Background imageCheshire Collection: Northwich Swing Bridge

Northwich Swing Bridge
A scene on the Manchester Ship Canal at Warrington, Cheshire, England, showing the Northwich Road Swing Bridge, opened to allow a large vessel to pass along the canal. Date: 1950s

Background imageCheshire Collection: Widnes Transporter Bridge

Widnes Transporter Bridge
The Widnes Transporter Bridge - opened by Sir J T Brunner on 29th May 1905. A span of 1000ft from the centre to the centre of each tower, each 1000ft in height

Background imageCheshire Collection: Prisoner of War Camp, Handforth, Cheshire

Prisoner of War Camp, Handforth, Cheshire
A coloured illustration of the First World War prisoner of war/ internment camp at Handforth in Cheshire. The picture is captioned Kriegsgefangenen Lager -- German for POW camp

Background imageCheshire Collection: Frontispiece design by Cecil Aldin, Old Manor Houses

Frontispiece design by Cecil Aldin, Old Manor Houses -- Moreton Old Hall, Congleton, Cheshire, also known as Little Moreton Hall, a moated, half-timbered manor house dating back to the 16th century



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