Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Frank Hamnett's 90th Birthday

Frank Hamnett celebrated his 90th birthday today at St. Mary's, along with his many many friends from the church, Stockport Heritage Trust and elsewhere. All tucked in to a buffet lunch that was provided, and friends old and new took the opportunity to wish Frank a happy birthday.

Frank is St. Mary's Churchwarden Emeritus, and has served the church well for a very long time!

                                Frank with Heritage Trust Chairman Tony Marsh

Monday, April 17, 2017


The Spring issue 2017 of the Heritage Magazine is now in the shops.
It contains stories about -
The Underbanks' Medieval past
Heaton Chapel in 1904
St. Thomas' School
Law and Order
Battersby Hats
The 603 Club, Woodford
From Marple to the Mersey
House builders of Woodley
Strawberry Hill
and much more
including letters photographs
and updates.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Stockport Dungeon

Stockport Heritage Trust is no longer a key holder for the medieval dungeon on Mealhouse Brow, off the Market Place, Stockport and will not be able to open it as often as they have in the past.
The owners Guinness Partnership are allowing us to open on St. George's Day, 23rd April this year and we will be giving tours of the lower cell between 10am and 4pm.

Monday, January 30, 2017

£1.8 Million for the Underbanks

Heritage Trust members gather to help with the announcement that Stockport has been awarded £1.8 million pounds of Heritage Lottery money for upgrading and improving Little Underbank.

The Council has added to the grant with match funding so that Little Underbank can be regenerated and once more  be a vibrant and exciting shopping experience.

September this year will see the Trust concentrating on Little Underbank for their Heritage Open Day event, which promises to be entertaining and informative.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Walking Marple Lock

The people of Marple turned out in numbers to walk down into one of the 18th century locks while it is empty for important maintenance.

This rare chance was advertised well and today was the only day to get down into the empty lock and people queued for a chance to walk along the muddy bottom. Something to tell the Grandchildren.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

WWI Centenary Talks

Texts and Violence:
Lent Talks marking the
Centenary of the Great
St George’s, Stockport
Wednesday 8th March, 7pm – The Poetry of the Great War
Dr Guy Cuthbertson, Liverpool Hope University
Wednesday 15th March, 8pm – Practical Christian Peacemaking
Mr Nick Taylor, Foundation 4 Peace
Wednesday 22nd March, 7pm – Holy War, Just War, and
Pacifism in the Bible: a discussion
Professor Philip Alexander, Manchester University
Wednesday 29th March, 7pm – The Battle of St Julien, and the
work of the Cheshire Regiment Association now
Mr Derek Sykes and Mr Paul Lomas, the Cheshire Regiment
Wednesday 5th April, 7pm – English Religion in the Great War
The Revd Dr Alec Corio, St George’s, Stockport
For further details, please contact curate@stgeorgestockport.org.uk

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Stockport Heritage Magazine No. 95

The Winter issue of the Stockport Heritage Magazine is in the shops now.   With stories of-
Cheadle Mosley and Goyt Hall, old manor houses.
The sinking of RSM Leister.
Stockport Market as it was.
Bishop Brown's School.
Lloyd George visits Stockport.
'Our' canal.
The Miracle church under threat.
Avro Heritage,  plus more stories, letters and updates.

Still only £2.80.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Heritage Calendar for 2017

 Stockport Heritage Trust has its new colour calendar out now !!

It is still £6 with an envelope and can be bought from the Heritage Centre in St. Mary's Church,
or by ringing Kevin Dranfield on 0161 427 4006

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Exhibition of Bridgefield Dig Artifacts and Information

An exhibition about the Bridgefield dig that took place last year, was put on by Stockport Heritage Trust as part of the National 'Heritage Open Days' event. It ran from 8th to 11th September and had a good turn-out of over 250 visitors.  Photographs and artifacts from the dig were on display, as well as background information about the site's history and occupants. The exhibition was organised by Jill Trumble, with valued support being provided by other Trust members.