I recently wrote about starting the Facebook page: I grew up in Manchester/Mount Wolf and surrounding areas. The page currently has 1,090 likes and continues to grow. If you get a chance, check it out. We share a variety of memories — from summers spent at Meadowbrook swimming pool to Friday nights hanging out at the Mount Wolf movie theater. Recently, we talked about Jordan’s Super-Thrift, which started in Mount Wolf and later moved to Manchester.
Tony Jordan, grandson of Zip Jordan who owned Jordan’s Super-Thrift, joined in the conversation and shared some wonderful photos.
“Well, my dad’s side of the family isn’t much for nostalgia and I didn’t think there was much (if anything) in terms of photos of any of the stores. My Grandpa Zip passed away in 1982 when I was just a year old. Over the years, I believe many things were unfortunately discarded. Thankfully, last year my grandma discovered a binder buried in a random box with photos of the stores. Being the history guy I am, I was very happy to find out these photos survived. I’m more than happy to share them and all of the other photos I’ve accumulated of the Mount Wolf/Manchester areas. We need more people to help keep our history alive- and some of these newer Facebook pages that have popped up recently are a great starting point.”
Thanks Tony. And now, here are the photos Tony shared.