As a child lived at 18 Lord Street. Remembered seeing Heaver's brewery at Higher mills (Dyer's Court today) on fire in 1931. His father was farm bailiff at the Salesians, Shrigley Hall. He had two brothers, Reginald and Norman (both runners) and a sister.
His war service was mostly stationed in the Middle East. However, he was at Lubeck at war's end searching 15,000 prisoners with Col Ellwood (from Macclesfield) in charge. He was in India in 1942 when Ghandi was jailed.
Worked at Clarence mill before WWII and at Adelphi mill after demob. Retired in 1982.
Was a member of the Territorial Army (TA) and was awarded the TD.
He recalled his school friend, Lewis Page, was picking match sticks from the ground and got hit by the laundry van and suffered serious injury to his face. The White Nancy Steam Laundry was at Higher mills at the end of Church Street. 
Notes for Elizabeth Evans 'Betty' SNAPE
Marriage to Eric was second marriage. Her grandfather was Hedley Snape.
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