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Macclesfield in 1969

ianstorer  
Aug 30, 2010
 

 

Some pupils returning to school after the Christmas Holidays were welcomed to Macclesfield’s newest school. Puss Bank primary school opened its doors to 135 excited children

Geoffrey Mycock (22) formerly of Fountain Street Macclesfield appeared before Mr Justice Ashworth at Stafford assizes charged that on or before August 29th last year he murdered 84 year old spinster Adeline Bracegirdle at her Buxton Road home

Early in the year, The Graduate, staring Dustin Hoffman, was showing at The Majestic Cinema

In early February, 8 inches of snow fell in the space of time bringing chaos to local roads. Temperatures at Jodrell Bank fell to 34 degrees below freezing making it the coldest night of the century

The Macclesfield canal had frozen so severely that lunchtime games of football were held close to the Buxton Road Bridge

In March 300 fulltime students from Macclesfield College of Further Education walked out of lectures and vowed not to return until the college ruling that girls could not wear trousers was lifted

ICI, with premises at Alderley Park and Hurdsfield Industrial Estate had received a Queen’s Award for the fourth successive year

In May, Granada Television sponsored a Macclesfield to Buxton Backwards Walk. One thousand applicants chased the 50 available places for the event. The walk was filmed and shown later in the year on regional television

In September, Macclesfield’s Member of Parliament, Arthur Vere Harvey, was made an honorary freeman of the borough and awarded the scroll. Instead of receiving the traditional casket, he was given an antique silver coffee pot

Boy Scouts in Macclesfield celebrated their 60th Anniversary with a parade through town. The Mayor, Bert Capper, took the salute and a rally in Victoria Park followed

The North Western Road Car Company declined a request by Bollington Urban District Council to run a bus service from Bollington to Prestbury to enable commuters to catch trains to Manchester

On the local employment scene, local postmen were required – their weekly basic wage £16 and 8 shillings at the age of 22 and above

  

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