THERE are three (at least) interesting points about
this old picture of Pratchitt's Row at its junction with Hospital Street.
In no particular order, they are the
Unitarian Chapel behind the wall on the left; the row of terrace houses on
the right which is now the opened-up site of Morrison's supermarket;
and what looks like a newly-created square corner to the footpath front right
with the old curved path behind it.
The picture was supplied by Paul
Simpson from his family archives. He said: "I would guess it was taken mid to
late 1960s. It was found in
a bag a photos that came from my grandparents. Previously, I had
only seen one other poor print showing the side of Pratchitt's Row that has been
The current picture shows the new
houses on the left of the road on the site of the chapel, the trees on the Morrison's site
(right) and the mini roundabout that replaced the T-junction.
JOSEPH Priestley was the Unitarian minister in
Nantwich who, as a scientist, is renowned for detecting oxygen. He lived at
In both pictures are the original terrace houses
on the left of Pratchitt's Row with, just behind them, the taller former
clothing factory which is now homes.
In the far distance are the junction
with The Beeches and Aldi supermarket. In the original picture the distant scene
is the "council yard".