In 1943, newsreels captured the charming historic streets of Sandbatch and Great Budworth in Cheshire.
The footage of Sandbatch includes:
- half timbered Tudor houses
- the Tudor Manor house
- cobbled market place
- 2 Saxon crosses
- 400 year old church
The footage of Great Budworth includes:
- the Norman church
- stone stocks and lychgate
- cobbled lane
- inn, and sign “slay the dragon of drunkenness”!
- pump house
Sandbach And Great Budworth (1943) – British Pathé (YouTube)
You’ll notice a complete absence of motor vehicles. Instead, children and prams abound. How life has changed!