Selina Laidler (nee Baggaley) has kindly provided a selection of her family photo collection. Some are provided below. the full collection is available from the following link Baggaley Family Album Do you recognise anyone? Selina would be delighted to hear from any one who knows the identity of the people shown in the collection. The main picture is of Selina Baggaley (nee Slater), Selina’s grandmother.
Her father Edwin Baggaley farmed in Stoney Middleton during the war. He lived at Hilltop farm which is located opposite the caravan site at the top of High Street, before moving to Edale where Selina was born.
The collection shows various interesting backgrounds of the area around the farm at the time. The picture opposite shows a young girl feeding hens. The background is particularly interesting as it shows a number of caravans which are presumably in the same location as today However their design is completely different to todays modern design. The question is where these holiday homes or were they used as permanent homes?
The picture below is taken directly opposite the entrance to the caravan site looking down the high street towards the village of Stoney Middleton which is a the bottom of the hill in the background. Today there are three other cottages immediately after the cottage on the left.