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.
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.
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.
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.