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Saturday, 28 February 2009

Stalybridge Saturday: Waterloo Road

Think of Waterloo Road School these days and many people will think of the BBC drama series about a fictional school in Rochdale where the most unlikely series of events constantly occur. (But then, a programme that accurately depicted life in a real school would be too dull!)

However, this rather grand building in Stalybridge was once Waterloo Road Girls' Secondary School, until it was replaced by Copley High School.

The building has seen constant use since the schoolgirls moved out. For many years it housed Tameside's Teachers' Centre as well as council offices. More recently part of it has become Stalybridge Police Station.

Microsoft's bird's-eye views have only just been extended to include Stalybridge so, if you click the link below, you may be tempted to use it to explore Stalybridge a bit more!

See Google Aerial View of this location.
See LiveSearch Birds Eye View of this location.


  1. If they go on with this birds eye stuff much more
    us photographers will soon be redundant !
    Thanks for the link .


  2. Served my apprenticeship 56 years ago just above the school on Stamford St.where the carpark is next to the "Cold Feet Club".Also waited for the buses at that stop.

  3. What happened to the Townhall?

  4. Pete - I wouldn't worry too much about Bird's Eye Views making photographers redundant - except for being there yourself, nothing can replace photos like the ones Martin puts on here if you can't be there to see for yourself. Some photos make buildings, trees, etc. feel so real you could touch them, or walk through doors. Thank you again Martin!


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