The former high school building of Woodford Lodge was being knocked down in 2015.
This picture shows the bottom of Wharton Hill and the way that the traffic over the Town Bridge used to be two-way outside the Red Lion. You can see the road become the High Street at the top of the picture – now, of course, the Old High Street. All buildings on the left of the photo have now long gone.
There is an online bank of the Tithe maps of Cheshire.
Almost 500 Cheshire tithe maps are now available online. Together with the information recorded in tithe apportionments, they are a unique record of land ownership, occupancy and use in Cheshire 150 years ago.
It’s worth a look!
One of Winsford’s secrets. In the Darnhall countryside there is a telescope which is part of the Jodrell Bank network.
Built in 1979 and operational in 1980, the telescope is part of the MERLIN network which widens the range of Jodrell Bank’s links.
You can find the telescope here but you aren’t allowed to get too close:
This is a great photo, taken in the early 2000s, I think.
The picture shows the Verdin Exchange which was built in 1895 as Verdin Technical School which eventually became Winsford Verdin Grammar School.
These days the buildings are used as bases for businesses.
The land behind it now includes a nursery. There are also football pitches and the fair visits there every year. In the picture taken, there are some travellers.
As you move up the picture you will see Winsford Fire Station and the Cheshire Fire Headquarters.
You can see the River Weaver at the top left.
On the right of the picture you’ll see the Civic Hall and the junction which was upgraded (at a cost of £2.5million, in 2012. It too five months.