Ravenscourt was built on Clifton Drive
South c1902, for Manchester solicitor Walter John Sacré. He lived at
Ravenscourt until about 1914 when he moved to a house on St.Annes Road
East. His mother lived in a house on North Promenade.
Walter's father was Charles Reboul Sacré (1831-89) a well-known
He was Engineer and Superintendent of the Locomotive and Stores
Department of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway. He retired in
The Sacré family had lived in Manchester since the
1850s and in the 1880s were living in Victoria Park. It was there, in
1889, that Charles committed suicide with a shotgun 'whilst in an unsound
state of mind.' His estate was valued at £165,000 in 1890. The family appear to
have moved to St.Annes in the 1890s.