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The Sandstone Ridge 'Then and Now' Project

23/10/20
Sam
Sandstone Ridge Cheshire West

Many residents and visitors to the Sandstone Ridge will know of this location in Burwardsley.

Formerly 'The Carden Arms', it is now known as 'The Pheasant Inn'.

In the black and white photograph, Sam Barnes (a former licensee of The Carden Arms Public House in Burwardsley) herds his cows into the midden yard behind the pub.

In the colour photograph below, we see why this location is now so popular with visitors who flock to this venue for meals and accommodation whilst, at the same time, enjoying quite spectacular views out from the Ridge towards Liverpool.

Photographs such as these represent visible signs of change in the lives and the landscape of people who live, work or visit the Sandstone Ridge.

'Then and Now' photographs serve to tell us a lot about the forces affecting change. Many changes are obvious, some much more subtle; all are thought-provoking.

These examples from the Sandstone Ridge Trust's Pictorial History Project hint at an even richer, unmined seam of historical shots hiding in albums, attics and auntie's spare rooms.

What can you find?

What can you share with us?

If you have any great photographs or postcards of the Sandstone Ridge, please contact us since we are trying to create a Pictorial History of 'Then and Now' photographs of this diverse landscape — info@sandstoneridge.org.uk

Click on each image to enlarge.