Thursday, April 20, 2006

Stockport Time excerpts - 20/4/06

Reddish Baths meeting planned
The Friends of Reddish Baths are holding a meeting at Reddish Community Centre next Wednesday April 26. The group will be discussing its next move, following SMBC's decision to turn down it attempts to reopen the local swimming pool.
The meeting will start at the centre, on Gorton Road, at 8pm.

Organ's star role for church
Val & Ken Cottam aim to raise £18,000 to restore the organ, built by William Hill, at St Elisabeth's in Reddish.

Fly flag for George
On Saturday the eve of St George's Day, Stockport Market will host it's own special tribute to England's patron.
On Sundaym, the Layor councillor Shan Alexander will be attending a special evening of vinatge cinema, celebrating life in Stockport from 1900.
The archive footage will include the St Geiorge's Day parade of 1929, Stockport Market in 1910 and carnivals across the borough in the 1930s.
To learn more about St George, the history and the legend, vosit Stockport Central library.
The Tourist Information Centre, in the Market Place, will also host a display area.
The 1929 film can be seen in the Town Hall Ballroom at 7.30pm, just £2.50 in advance (0845 8330973) or £3 on the night.

Parade rolls out for St George
Marple-based Hare & Hounds Classic Vehicle Club has chosen to mrk the occasion with a club tour through the local countryside. Steve Divall chairman of the Hare & Hounds club, said: "April 23 is a very important date to make a note of as it is the day denoted by the Federation of British Vehicle Clubs as National Classic Day. This date is also St George's Day, Shakespeare's birthday and exactly 60 years since Piaggio launched the Vespa motor scooter."
Members of the Hare & Hounds club will meet at Marple Memorial Park at 10:30 on April 23.

Open gardens
Five of the borough's loveliest gardens will be on display as part of this year's National Gardens Scheme.
June 11: West Drive Gardens, Gatley
June 18: 19 Dorchester Road, Hazel Grove
July 9: Edith Terrace Gardens, Compstall
August 6: 73 Hill Top Avenue, Cheadle Heath
Mar-Oct, by appointment only: 2 Claremont Avenue, Marple
[I can recommend the West Drive Gardens and the Edith Terrace Gardens - Bill]