Category Archives: Businesses

Verdin Exchange

This is a great photo, taken in the early 2000s, I think.

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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.

Morrisons & Nat Lane Industrial Estate

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A great picture which shows really clearly the Nat Lane Industrial Estate and Morrisons.

Morrisons is one of three large supermarkets in Winsford. It opened in the 1990s – does anyone know the exact year? – after the construction of the Wharton Road bypass.

You can see the roundabout outside Morrisons. If you follow the road to the left you’ll see Wharton Park pub and then Arnold Clark car showroom. You’ll also notice Focus (now Wickes).

All of the cars next to Morrisons were at Car Transplants which has since moved elsewhere. A vehicle sales showroom is now at the site.

The huge Stanley Cooper buildings can be seen on the Nat Lane Industrial Estate.

At the top of the picture is the Winsford Industrial Estate.

Across the road from Morrisons you can see McDonalds which opened in around 1996 – I think.

High Street and Winsford Town Centre

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A great picture showing the High Street, the Civic Hall and Town Centre.

At the bottom left you can see Mid Cheshire College and as you follow the road up you’ll notice Winsford High Street School on the left, Foodcraft and then Queens Court retail park and Kwik Fit.

You’ll see the gas tower at the top in the middle.

At the bottom of the picture¬†you’ll notice the Civic Hall which was demolished in 2013.

At the front of the town centre it appears to be Choices Video Rentals which closed in approximately 2006.