Conservative Club Images – 1920’s vs 1970’s

Peter Stakes recently brought in this photograph below of the new Conservative Hall, taken in 1923 or 1924, the predecessor to our current building.

Only a few names have currently been identified, namely:

  1.   Mr and Mrs Stancliff
  2.   Mr B Myles
  3.   Mr Herbert Parrott, who eventually became chairman and was the grandfather of Mr Keith Parrot (a member of the club)
  4.   Mr Charles Charnley (Mr Philip Charnley’s great uncle, another member of the club)

Members are encouraged to view this picture, and the close up images below, to discover if additional historic members can be identified.

Aerial Views – 1923 vs 1974

Above are two aerial pictures from the photograph archives in the Wilmslow Library, and reproduced here by kind permission of the library.

They show the western side of Wilmslow covering the current site of the Wilmslow Conservative Club, from two slightly different angles. However, as the images were captured in the past they depict the location and layout of New Conservative Hall.

The left hand images shows the site as it was in the 1920s, the road entering from the bottom of the picture is Water Lane. Taken only a few years after the club opened, the layout of the Club buildings and current bowling green are clearly visible.

The right hand image shows the site as it was in 1974, with Grove Avenue crossing towards the top of the picture. It is noticeable how little has changed from the picture taken 50 years previously, on the road and surrounding area. However, it’s a very different story today, a modern satellite view can be see in this Google map.

Below are close up views of the club site taken from the above images.

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