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    Jo Taylor recently brought in in some old photos of Crewe to show me as she’d knew I was interested in documenting the historic buildings of the town.

    These were given to her by an old lady thought to be nearly 100 and the photos are dated around 1908. We thought members might be interested in seeing them and if anyone has any old photos of Crewe perhaps they’d like to share them with us and Crewe Historic Society.

    The picture below is of Crewe Carnival taken at Hightown. The lady at the History Society told us that Crewe held one of the biggest carnivals in the country in the early 1900 and people traveled from all over the country to see it. The men dressed up as vases work in the works and they compete against other workshops in the works to win a trophy which they keep for a year.

    The historian thought the two photos below were taken at the old park which is now the grounds of Crewe Hall. She thinks the people were going for a day out to Barthomley.


    The photo below shows soldiers marching over Chester bridge at the start of their journey to the Boer War.

    We believe this Co-op show used to be in Broad Street, Coppenhall and is now a carpet shop.

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