The images of North Lodge pictured below are originals and Don believes these may have been hanging on the walls of the Lodge.
North Lodge today
The following photographs show Don’s Great Aunt Alice Pate with her dog at North Lodge…
…and riding her bike near North Lodge. She regularly cycled 15 miles around Cheshire to visit people.
Don’s Grandfather, Henry Pate known as Harry, (fourth from the left in the image below) was a gamekeeper and lived at South Lodge.
The gates at South Lodge led to the main entrance to Bostock Hall.
South Lodge today
Don also has a bible inscribed by Mrs Hayhurst and given to his Grandfather, Harry, in 1892 when he was 12.
A postcard from Don’s Great Aunt Alice to his Grandmother from South Lodge.
and other images of the Bostock Hall Country Estate taken in the late 1800s.
Additions being made to the Stables
The Stables were built to house the Hayhurst Polo Ponies and you can see how they appear today here.
The Old Pump House
The old pump house, now a bus shelter, would have supplied water for the workers’ cottages in Bostock Green.
The Bostock Hall Country Estate Staff
All of the Bostock Hall Country Estate staff taken in front of the pavilion on Bostock Green.