Saturday, 7 July 2018

Tony Walker

This week I was thinking of my old friend Tony Walker.

He had long been recording the history of Chorlton and had a wonderful collection of photographs books and vivid memories of the place he had grown up in.

Tony could turn his hand to almost anything. A keen photographer, and model aeroplane maker, he had taken to computers and merged his love of Chorlton’s history and photography creating a wonderful web site at containing a fine collection of stories and information about the area. I still return to his collection of photographs, including a series of aerial pictures which combined his love of model making, photography and history.

What I like about this picture is the way it shows Higginbotham's farm house and what would have been the barn and farm yard, and parish church yard in the process of being landscaped.

Picture; looking down on the parish church yard, circa 1980, from the collection of Tony Walker, circa 1980s

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