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Wild Life in Sale
Stained glass animals at Sale Town Hall in their main staircase window, join the white stone owl at Brooklands Primary School (once the feeder school to Manchester Grammar, which also has the owl as its emblem) and the black iron work lion outside the original Lloyds bank on School Road in Sale Centre. There is also a wonderful full-face owl in glass from a large villa on Moss Lane, and a stag's head in plaster on the Amblehurst Hotel, Washway Road.
Sale Pure Gold
from left: stained glass in the Town Hall; The art deco lamps outside the town hall; the grade 2 stained glass ceiling upstairs at The Volunteer Pub on Washway Road; the Carter's Arms at Sale Moor; mosaic interior at St. John The Divine church, Brooklands Road; Sale town hall staircase; Sale Rugby Club; The Cheshire Regiment window at the Town Hall and the polished door handles at Sale Town Hall.
Sale Circles & Moor
left- right: Sale Town Hall; a
selection of Sale pubs, from top: The Volunteer; the former Sale Hotal; The
Temple at Sale Moor , The Vine, Washway Road and The Bank, School Road.; the
sundial in front of the J.P.Joule statue, Worthington Gardens; 1921 former
hardware store, Washway Road; people arrangement at Walkden Gardens; the clock
at St. Martin's, Ashton-On-Mersey over the clock at Brooklands Primary School
over the clock on the old school house, Ashton-on-Mersey.; the first home, at
Sale Moor of George Mottershead, who founded Chester Zoo.
Flanked by the gates at Walkden Gardens (first and
last pictures) are: The Avenue, Sale's classic road of beautiful detached
houses; The gates at Walton Park; In the centre is stained glass from 5, The
Avenue, a classic Mercedes belonging to one-time Sale surgeon Sidney Rose,
being looked after at Brooklands Garage and the original Sale F.C. Rugby Union
Club since 1905 at Heywood Road, just off Marsland Road.
Sale in Black & White
l-r: James Joule sculpture,
Worthington Park, Sale. Joule was a physicist whose work with energy and heat
led to the unit of energy 'kj' being named after him; mid Victorian mile marker
on Brooklands Road ; Gothic house on Northenden Road, Sale; rugby stained glass
window at Sale Sports Club; World War memorial outside Sale Town Hall; the
railings at the imposing former Methodist Church, later Trinity Temple,
Northenden Road; the original wooden 'Washway' sign before it became known as
Washway Road (the sign is still in place) the stone owl above the entrance to
Brooklands Primary School, Whitehall Road. The school was the original feeder
to Manchester Grammar, for which the emblem is the owl.
Signs, Stained Glass, Sale
Sale's most special and historic
residences retain some magnificent features - but even more regular family
homes boast some beautiful stained glass. The central three panels are from
'The Homestead' on Whitehall Road, at Brooklands - once home to the Lightfoot
Family whose stained glass business is still in Sale today. A later resident
was the well known vascular surgeon Sidney S. Rose. The outer windows are from
an original house on Queens Road, Sale. And between are a century and more of
classic signage around Brooklands, Sale and Ashton-on-Mersey.
Sale So Blue
l-r: war memorial in front of Sale Town Hall;
The Sale coat of arms is positioned between two Sale blue plaques, one for
George Mottershead, founder of Chester Zoo, positioned on the apartment in
which he was born in Sale Moor, and one for Robert Bolt, the acclaimed
playwright, born at the top of Northenden Road; Sale Station; the stained glass
windows at The Belmore Hotel on Brooklands Road; Sale Waterside; glass at The
Homestead, Whitehall Road; the pigeon house in Walkden Gardens; the blue
mosaics on 'The Bull's Head Hotel, Washway Road; the wing of an angel at St.
John The Divine, Brooklands.