Monday, May 21, 2007

Heritage Magazine Spring Issue

Have you seen this wanted poster all over the town?

Have you got yours yet?

With our new town crier on the front it contains articles about

  • Stockport's last town crier
  • Cobden's move
  • Bombs in Stockport
  • The last days of the Workhouse
  • The gypsy's curse
  • Stockport Story's new gallery
  • "Reggie's 'oller"
  • Reddish Library
  • The Railway Children at Strines
  • Marple locks trail.
As well as letters and lots of photographs.

Monday, May 14, 2007

A Wet Walk

Not to be daunted, the more hardy members of the Trust set off on Sunday for a wet walk in the hills.
The scenery was well worth the effort, and a stop in the Anglers Arms a must for drying out.

Thank you Steve for an interesting look at the area around Wormhill and Millers Dale.

The meaning of the name Wormhill for those as ignorant as myself is 'Dragon Hill' luckily for us dragon's don't like rain, so we passed it's lair unmolested.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Armoury Unveiling

The second of eleven new Blue Plaques was unveiled in Stockport on Saturday outside the Armoury.

It was performed by two Territorial soldiers who have just returned from their tour of duty in Iraq.

Attended by Councillor Sue Derbyshire as well as Frank Galvin from the Stockport Story Museum and members of the Heritage Trust.

The Cheshire Regiment Veterans put on a fine spread and warm hospitality.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Strawbery Studios Unveiling

Wednesday 2nd May saw the first of the Blue Plaque unveiling's. It was Strawberry Studios and the media were out in force.

It was advertised on GMR in the morning

Appeared on Channel M in the afternoon

and was featured on Granada Tonight at tea time.

the Stockport Express took photographs

and speeches were given by Julian Bromley, Peter Tattersal and the wife of one of the band 10cc.

The sun shone and the wine flowed, but the curtain was a little reluctant to come off.

All in all a successful launch thanks to Strawberry Studios for their hospitality and to Kevin, Phil and the council for all their hard work.

Reddish Baths / Fire Station / Library

Nearly every council in the country must be having the same problems. They have buildings they would rather pull down to build new ones.
WHY ? The answer is usually money.

Stockport has Reddish Library, a beautiful building, just not old enough to fit into the category of buildings worth saving.

But the Government has come up with an answer, and it's the Big Lottery Fund, £30 million intended for underused public buildings.

The details can be found at then go to third sector.

The Heritage Trust would like your opinion on this matter, please click on comments below.