Eric Chandley, born in Gatley in 1906, immortalised by the Manchester Evening News as “Stockport’s longest-serving pub regular (who) has been drinking at the Prince of Wales in Gatley for an incredible 80 years” died at the magnificent age of 97 in 2003.
His legacy to us is a rich history of our village, The Chandley Chronicles, first published in 1989. Now completely re-edited and revised, The Chandley Chronicles is available to buy from this very website right now.
There are three versions available; PDF, Kindle and iBooks/Nook/eReader – just choose the one for your device, purchase, download and install.
The 2015 edition has been revised by Clare Forrest and she would like to thank:
- Sarah Owen, Eric’s granddaughter for her advice and memories.
- Margaret Quinn who professionally and patiently proofread this revision.
- Barry Laslett for allowing me to have his electronic version, saving me from a massive retyping job.
We hope you enjoy Eric’s recounting of life in Gatley through his long 97 years.
All proceeds will be split equally between Gatley Village Partnership and St. John’s Ambulance.