Sunday, April 08, 2007

'Easter Market Fun'

Hundreds of people visited Stockport Market Place on Easter Saturday determined to join in the FAMILY FUN.

The Market traders, St. Mary's Church, the Heritage Trust and the Fire Brigade joined together to offer visitors a selection of activities from an Easter Egg Hunt and bonnet making, to a rare opportunity of see inside Stockport's medieval Lock-up and Dungeon on Mealhouse Brow with a display of Crime & Punishment. There was a clown and Disco as well as face painting and a Coconut Shy.

The weather was kind to us and Trust members were out in force. With the usual enthusiasm, they dressed for the occasion.

New members Tony and Nick acted the parts of Constable Birch and his prisoner, while Jim offered youngsters the chance to try their hand at being a Town Crier.

Photographs from the Heritage Centre were on view and Rev. Roger Scoones had tomatoes thrown at him in the stocks beside the prisoner. People gave generously in appreciation of the efforts put in by everyone and the event was seen as a tremendous success.