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William ‘Bill’ Speakman was born on 21st September 1927 at 17 Moss Lane, Altrincham. He attended Oakfield Road School, Altrincham and Wellington Road Secondary School, Timperley. Bill left school at the age of 14. He joined the 1st Cadet Battalion…

Born in 1881, at Church Bank, in Bowdon, Edward Kinder Bradbury was awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in the First World War (1914–1919).

In September 1914, Bradbury was serving with the British Expeditionary Force which, after being faced…

Political, environmental and access campaigner, and leader of the ‘Mass Trespass’ on Kinder Scout (Derbyshire) in 1932, Benny Rothman was critical to the passing of the ‘Right to Roam’ legislation (also known as the Countryside and Rights of Way Act…

On 5 July 1948, the Health Secretary, Aneurin Bevan, launched the National Health Service (NHS) at Trafford General Hospital (formerly known as Park Hospital). A blue plaque was unveiled on the 70th anniversary of this event, and can be seen at the…

British engineer and co-inventor of the first working computer memory, Tom Kilburn was also responsible for designing and building the first stored-programme computer. His advances in computer technology greatly impacted the development of computers…

George Saul Mottershead was born at 33 Lindow Street, Sale Moor, in 1894. From 1912–1920, he lived above 131 Northenden Road, in Sale, where he opened a physical culture school known as ‘Saul’s School of Scientific Physical Culture’. After visiting…

English screenwriter, playwright, and two-time Oscar winner Robert Bolt was born in Sale on 15 August 1924. After working for an insurance company and serving for the army and Royal Air Force in World War II, Bolt worked as a schoolteacher until…

Born on 12th June 1887, at 2 Crosby Place, Steven Street, Stretford, James Neville Marshall was an acting Lieutenant Colonel attached to the Lancashire Fusiliers. On 4th November 1918, while commanding the 16th Battalion at the Battle of the Sambre,…

To commemorate the men who enlisted in the First World War (1914–1918), from 60 houses across Chapel Street, Altrincham. From this modest street, 161 men enlisted and fought in the war; the bravery and sacrifices of several of these men was…
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