Bryan Goodwin "Was my Grandmother really born in Alderley Edge?"
At the beginning of the 19th century, Chorley was a township in Wilmslow ancient parish. Nether Alderley was a township in Alderley ancient parish. Both were agricultural areas, each with an old hall. In 1842, the Stockport to Crewe section of the Manchester and Birmingham Railway was opened. The line had a station at Chorley. The name of the station in 1842 was Alderley, in 1853 it was changed to Alderley & Chorley, and in 1876 it became Alderley Edge. The name changes reflected the development of housing and the increase in population around the station. Alderley Edge became a civil parish in 1894 from the urban part of Chorley. It will be interesting to find out where Bryan's Grandmother was born.