Wednesday, April 14, 2010

ABC Wednesday:
M is for Millbrook

This is Huddersfield Road, the main road through the village of Millbrook near Stalybridge, Cheshire. The first four of these photographs were taken about a year ago.

Near the bottom of the road is the Post Office, a survivor when many other village post offices have been closed.

From Millbrook are footpaths that lead into the Brushes Country Park.

Just higher up Huddersfield Road is the now derelict former Millbrook School. A new modern school was built a few years ago not far away.

Here is how it looked in 1991 when it was one of the stops on the Whit Friday Band Contest circuit.

I recall reading in the local paper a few months back that the building had been bought and was to be transformed into a medical centre, but my recent research on the internet has not revealed any information about this so I don't really know.

You can see the general state of the building and more of the area on Streetview. I think they visited the area around June last year.

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  1. They want to kill our local post office. (Sigh.)
    Nice photo.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. I want to walk down that winding path to find out what's at the end. :D

  3. WOW!!!! I never expected to find shots of my home county here today! I been there! I'm from Macclesfield we could have been neighbours!!! I now reside in florida, but love shots of home! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Lovely photos, specially the footpath! everything lovely...

    Kisses from us.

  5. Thanks for a breath of good old British living. I love the footpath. I miss footpaths so much. We have trails but they're not within easy reach.As it is I couldn't walk them like I used to any more, but I have the happiest memories of hikes and rambles over the north of England and Derbyshire

  6. The footpath looks delightful!

    We still have our Post Office too, thank goodness, and it's busy, so hopefully we'll keep it.

    My site is back up now, if you tried earlier and failed. ;)

  7. That's a real nice post office, not many left here also.

  8. I like the winding path that leads my eye into the forest. I'm curious what those arrows are on the sidewalk.