Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Trust meeting

Sunset over Stockport, viewed from the Old RectoryThe committee meeting discussed progress on the Blue Plaques. The public will be invited to vote for their favourites soon. We also agreed the funding of the Trust's Stockport Underground exhibition for next January at the Stockport Story.

The committee meeting was followed by a public meeting where we viewed a fraction of the Stanley Trueman slides bequeathed to the Trust. There are photos from the 60s and 70s taken by a Stockport Council minibus driver during his off-duty time. His slides are many and varied, but are untitled. Therefore we had the fun of trying to identify the locations, many of which have changed a great deal. We identified most of the locations and recorded them for future reference.

House of Images were not able to attend to show us how we could make our vast collection of historic photos and slides available on the Internet. Instead they will attend our meeting of 1st November. We were able to discuss several other offers we had received to store our collection digitally, to provide a back up if nothing else.

From the Old Rectory, we were able to view a glorious sunset over Stockport.