This particular volume consists of articles that were wholly or partially published when the author, local history expert Dorothy Bentley Smith, was a columnist for the Macclesfield Express from March 2010 to mid-2012. In these articles, Dorothy covers a wide variety of topics on the theme of local history, from Victorian baths, railway outings and celebrations, to scandal, storms, and tragedy - this book dips into a multitude of topics. Each of the articles inside are accompanied by a selection of fascinating images, some of which are very rare and previously unseen. So, join Dorothy as she takes you on an insightful trip into Macclesfield's past.
Dorothy is an author, tour guide, lecturer and accredited poet, with a passion for Macclesfield's local history, the town which she and her late husband adopted in 1967. A former member of the Spode Society, Trustee of Christ Church and area representative for the Churches Conservation Trust (2006-2013), and now Trustee for the Stanley & Brocklehurst Almshouses and Chair of Macclesfield Heritage Forum, she continues her journey through the town's 1,000 years of fascinating history.