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wombatkeeper  
#1 Posted : 04 April 2013 10:20:29(UTC)
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My father was a very keen cyclist in the 1940s and remembers a cafe near Whaley Bridge called the Egypt Cafe ( possibly had a roof in the shape of a pyramid ) - does anyone have any idea where it was?
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#2 Posted : 05 April 2013 01:22:10(UTC)
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Hi,
It is possible that this cafe might be the 'Iron Church' or Buxton Road Tea Rooms referred to in the post in the link below by RSS (see post #40) . There are some pictures. The roof is not in the shape of a pyramid, but there is a definite angular aspect to it that your dads memory may have turned into a pyramid shape. I dont remember reading anywhere on the forum of  any cafe near or in Whaley called the 'Egypt' cafe, but perhaps others have an idea ?

http://www.whaleybridge.net/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=1059&p=2

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Jon.

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#3 Posted : 05 April 2013 14:51:49(UTC)
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the OP didn't say IN Whaley, he said NEAR Whaley...

so it could be anywhere.

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#4 Posted : 05 April 2013 21:02:39(UTC)
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Well, I'm going to put two and two together and come up with 15 here.

I would first like to quote G. Jackson from the thread "Anyone for Tea?"

http://www.whaleybridge.net/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=79

"The photo is of Henry Hoggins' second cafe. The first was over the road near where Stanway's shop is now"

Next I would like to refer to the photograph posted by Gnatalee in "Industrious Whaley"

http://www.whaleybridge.net/forum/default.aspx?g=posts&t=146

Now if you look on the right hand side of the picture you will see a building where Stanway's now is with a distinctive pyramid roof.  Now add into the mix that Egypt was very newsworthy following the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. Maybe this was, for a while at least, the "Egypt Cafe"



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#5 Posted : 09 April 2013 17:48:49(UTC)
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Thanks for trying Rockbanker.

I posted your comment and the photos to my Dad but sadly he said it isn't the one. He does remember Bill Garlick's cafe tho'!

Thanks again from both of us.


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#6 Posted : 10 April 2013 07:25:10(UTC)
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The Derbyshire Yeomanry served most of the First World War in Egypt. While this doesn't directly answer the question I think it may give some clues to our resident military history enthusiasts.  I believe we have at least three users of the forum who could be called that.  Was it an ex-serviceman who opened it? Maybe it was originally for returning troops?  Don't know, just throwing some suggestions out there.



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#7 Posted : 10 April 2013 08:16:55(UTC)
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Ah well, worth a punt.
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#8 Posted : 25 February 2017 22:57:08(UTC)
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Finally found it - on Blaze Hill between Bollington and Rainow. Photo in attached Mag ( page 17 ) for anyone interested. Very happy father.


http://www.google.co.uk/...p;bvm=bv.148073327,d.ZGg

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#9 Posted : 01 March 2017 15:37:06(UTC)
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I am delighted that you finally located the Egypt Cafe. I had no idea that it had been there on Blaze Hill. You live and learn! :)
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