Saturday, March 03, 2007

Bill Hoad

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Bill Hoad, the author and inventor of the Stockport Heritage blog passed away at 4 pm this afternoon at St. Ann's Hospice, Cheadle.

Bill had been a valued member of the Trust for many years as well as our Treasurer.

His cheery personality will be very greatly missed and I am sure I speak for everyone when I say that our thoughts are with Lan and his parents at this time.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

Make Roads Pay for Rail

STOCKPORT EXPRESS - Readers Letters 28th Feb 2007

There was once a proposal to run a shuttle train service from Marple Rose Hill to Altincham via Guide Bridge and Stockport.
This Proposal would give more predictable journey times from Marple to Stockport (about 32 mins) and would allow the people of Denton and Redddish a reasonable train service.
Beyond Stockport to Altrincham new stations at Cheadle, Wythenshawe and Baguley would again give the population a train service.
Time from Stockport to Altrincham would be about 22 mins. As you can see from the times, two trains can give and hourly service and as all the track infrastructure is in place, start up costs would be relatively cheap.
The cost could be recovered from the congestion charge which under current proposals does not benefit Stockport at all.

Kevin Dranfield