Macclesfield Community History


The Macclesfield Newsletter has been available since August 8 1977, and has reached Issue 900. As such it is a major source of historical information for our district.

Originally called the "Macclesfield Community Newsletter", it was created by a few dedicated local volunteers, and made available to the public via the Post Office, shops and hotels. Originally printed in the local school, nowadays the old Catholic School is used.

Early committee members were Rhonda Davis, Erica Calaby, Judy Cooper, Terri Anderson, Betty White and John Stocco, the Primary School Headmaster. For a history of the first thirteen years of the Newsletter, click here (will load a PDF file "Macclesfield Newsletter - first 13 years").

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We have included excerpts from many past newsletters, particularly those of a historical nature.

Contact the Newsletter Committee via
President, Janet Champion
Treasurer, Susanne Schneemilch
Secretary, Cheryl Gillies

The deadline for material to be published is 12 noon on the Monday prior to the Thursday print day, or the Wednesday before the print day if material is in a form ready to be published.

Betty White, together with Ray Riseley and others, has often created an article for the newsletters since 1983, many of which are included here. These articles were, at the time, carefully researched for accuracy, and so form an important part of the history of this region.


Past newsletter items of a general historical nature:

Items concerned with local families and people have been placed here.

Glimpses from the Past - by John Henry (Jack) Lemar

Macclesfield during 1927: fashions and automobiles.




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- "At Work, The Macclesfield Cheese Factory 1937-1975 (New Release)" and
- "Macclesfield - Reflections along the Angas" edited by Jim Faull.

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