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Re: Windmill Square - Macclesfield
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 25 June 05 14:30 BST (UK) »
Just joined and browsing my areas of interest. Great to find posts about St.peter's Windmill street. Iwas christened and confirmed there as was my family church. my maternal grandparents lived at no 48 and grandad was churchwarden there. Did not have pictures in that post so have printed them off to add to my collection.

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Re: Windmill Square - Macclesfield
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 31 May 07 21:47 BST (UK) »
I lived on Dean St, Macclesfield and went to St Peters school and St Peters CoE in the early sixties. I vaguely remember the oatcake bakery (my mother used to tell me about the time I went into the bakery and tipped a substantial amount of flour over the floor and myself (I was quite small and have no recollection of the occurance)).
I was interested to see in the map that the nearby 'park' (affectionately called 'the tip') used to be a brick works. We (my siblings and I) used to go through the hole in the wall from Dean St into 'the tip' to get to the childrens play area. Some school boys and I would go to to the 'tip' in late summer to set fire to the dry grass that grew on the steep slopes at the top end of the tip near Windmill street. I was saddened to see that Dean St has gone and has been replaced by what looks like (on Google satellite maps) an industrial estate .......but I suppose thats progress.

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Re: Windmill Square - Macclesfield
« Reply #11 on: Friday 01 June 07 17:27 BST (UK) »
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     Welcome to Rootschat  :)

If you lived on Dean Street then this picture will bring back memories.

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Re: Windmill Square - Macclesfield
« Reply #12 on: Friday 01 June 07 18:50 BST (UK) »
My Bailey ancestors lived at no. 6 Windmill Street on 1861 - 71 census.

Anybody got any pics of Windmill street apart from St. Peters Church

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Re: Windmill Square - Macclesfield
« Reply #13 on: Monday 04 June 07 12:17 BST (UK) »
My ancestor ran a provision shop at 92 Windmill Street. He died in 1870's, though it continues under is sister in law, and then her nephew. This may be on the corner with Black Street., as one reference to this address was incorrectly described as 92 Black Street.

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Re: Windmill Square - Macclesfield
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 09 November 08 20:16 GMT (UK) »
Hi All

After some 15 years of chasing ancestors around the midlands, I am now trying to put some more flesh on the bones of my Macclesfield Ancestors.

After all, we were there from the late 1600's right up to 1910 when some members of the family moved to Chorlton Cum Hardy near manchester and where in 1929 the family bible went astray - I can follow its route to there, but then I lose it when Elizabeth dies in 1929.

Would be happy to receive any further pictures of Windmill Square or Windmill Street where we had small business's plus a bakery and confectionary shop in Mill Street - plus according to the eletoral registers we had several properties in Fountain Street

Looking forward to some interesting replies

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Re: Windmill Square - Macclesfield
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 09 November 08 20:33 GMT (UK) »
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Hi Bob

I think our ancestors must have known each other back in the 1800's

We had a Cordwainers/Shoe makers shop in Windmill yard and Windmill Square between c1851 and 1891 plus we had the corner shop which was a grocer/provisions shop at 1/2 Windmill Square and at various address in Windmill Square No 6/7 and Mill Street we had a bakery/confectionary shop which i belive closed in 1910 when they moved to Chorlton cum Hardy.

On one of the early census returns I also have a Black Street Address

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Re: Windmill Square - Macclesfield
« Reply #16 on: Monday 10 November 08 06:13 GMT (UK) »
HI

That's interesting. I have done a fair amount of research as I have struggled to get back before Edward Jackson. Unfortunately his birthplace is not given consistently on Censuses, he twice gave Manchester, once Macclesfield, and in 1841 not Cheshire. Additionally his first name was different in 1851. I won't believe  have found the right one until I find a baptism for his brother James who was born in Macclesfield.

I have tried tracing James's wife Ellen. She is clearly Ellen Oliver, but her birthplace is not consistent, and I wonder if he married one Ellen (Lomas), who died between 1841-1851 and another Ellen, Ellen Oliver also between these two Censuses.  Needless to say I have looked at Jacksons in this part of Macclesfield at an earlier date . There are Jacksons who are earlier grocers, though I never found a connection. Bob
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Re: Windmill Square - Macclesfield
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday 12 November 08 15:15 GMT (UK) »
My ancestors the Worths,lived at 171 Black Road for at least 30 years.
A tiny 2 bedroom house......with 12 kids  :o

In 1861 they appear at 14 Copper Street.

My grandad Albert Worth played football for St Peter's around the 1910-20's.

I have a team photo of him somewhere, in front of the church.

His brother Fred and wife Lillie ran a greengrocers shop ,but until I ask my mum I have no idea where it was!

The Navigation Inn rings quite a few bells in my family too  ;D ;D ;D

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