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Creating a scene at Alderley Edge Station

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Local artist Eamonn Murphy has created a series of montages, depicting iconic buildings along the Crewe to Manchester line.

Alderley Edge has been included in the project, thanks to funding from the Crewe to Manchester Community Rail Partnership, Waitrose and partners and private donations from local residents.

The new montages were installed at the station this morning (1st December) with the buildings chosen to represent the village including Alderley Edge Community Primary School and Queens Court.

The initiative was spearheaded by the Alderley Edge Station Volunteer Group, whose hard work has seen a number of improvements made to the station environ in recent months.

More improvements are planned, which the group hopes will offer a more welcoming gateway into the village for visitors arriving by train.

 

Alderley Edge Community Primary School

Alderley Edge Community Primary School was built in 1854, and is situated on Church Lane near to St Philip and St James Church.

The main Grade II listed building, constructed out of Cheshire brick, houses four classrooms. It also includes the Headteacher’s office, the admin office, a quiet area and resource suite.

Artist Eamonn Murphy said: “It is indeed a splendid building, with some interesting variations in brickwork patterns, lovely tracery, prominent bell tower and delightful ornamentation.”

 

Queens Court

Queens Court – formerly the Queens Hotel – was built in 1844 for the London and North-Western Railway Company.

The railway built the hotel at a cost of £6,000 as part of their scheme to encourage wealthy commuters to come to live in Alderley Edge.

It is a Grade II listed building, which today houses modern office space in close proximity to the main shopping street along London Road.

 

 

 


Photos: Kelvin Briggs

Artwork: Eammon Murphy


 

 

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