Saturday, November 23, 2013
Another of Stockport's old buildings is no more.
As I understand the situation, this was a very unusual shop front as it had a first floor display window and this is why it has never been re-developed. I am only aware of one other in Stockport now.
I ask myself, "is it sometimes better to compromise on heritage rather than loose it all together".
Monday, October 28, 2013
The weather may have put off the early risers but they made up for it in the afternoon.
With entertainments, story time, raffles and lots to see and do the St. Wilfrid's Day Fair got off to a good start in 2013 and we hope to make it grow each year.
The gurning competition in Stockport's dungeon was organised by Stockport Heritage Trust.
In spite of the quality of the entrants, Sean Downs had no trouble deciding who the two winner's should be.
Tony Marsh won the adult prize, a meal for two in the Arden Arms and Kayley Ebbrell won the children's, a £10 voucher for the Candy Shack sweet stall in the market.
Well done to Jo Lovell and her team for organising this great event.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
This year's Heritage Open Day saw the centre of Stockport as one large venue, with 10 heritage sites and eleven retailers all taking part and offering something new, free or different, to the many, many visitors that came.
Around 500 people came to see Stockport's Dungeon, there was also a guided tours under the Produce Hall, viewing of the old and unusual clock mechanism at Winter's.
Raffles at Mr. Simms and Celebration Cakes were on offer, as well as free samples of beer at Robinson's and Victorian cordials in the Market Hall.
Our Fred Dibnah look-alike (Mike Kearon) gave the history of the Market Hall and the NatWest bank opened it's doors to a positive flood of visitor wishing to see two unique and amazing fireplaces.
Ladies enjoyed Edwardian style sherry and cake at the Three Shires and everyone seemed to have a great time.
Dear HMHS Supporters,
The next Heaton Moor Historical Society meeting will be a short heritage walk this week, on Thursday 19th September 2013, meeting outside Heaton Chapel station.starting at 6.30 p.m. sharp.
This will be a mile long walk following the new Heaton Moor Trail which I'll be pilotting and it will finish at the Council Offices in Moor Top near to the bus stop probably around 8 pm at a guess.
All are welcome.